Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications

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Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications

by Robert J. Gregory

Allyn & Bacon | July 25, 2003 | Trade Paperback

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In addition to the breadth of coverage of traditional topics, the fourth edition of Psychological Testingprovides detailed presentations on neuropsychological and geriatric assessment, the early uses and abuses of testing, assessment of learning disabilities, testing in special settings, race differences in IQ, and cheating on national group achievement tests. The author also describes and critiques the latest versions of the most widely used tests, examines the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing. Highlights of the Fourth Edition: Real-world case studies bring concepts to life for students. Includes coverage of the new Stanford-Binet 5th edition intelligence test due out in September 2003. Offers significant new coverage of testing deaf and hard of hearing, and updated coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Includes new information on assessment and the attitudes of moral and spiritual concepts, and a new section on ecological momentary assessment.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: July 25, 2003

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0205354726

ISBN - 13: 9780205354726

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Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications

by Robert J. Gregory

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: July 25, 2003

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0205354726

ISBN - 13: 9780205354726

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Introduction Introduction A business traveler's cell phone beeps; he's received a text message informing him that his flight's departure gate has been changed. A system administrator receives a message on her pager alerting her that a critical server has gone down. An inventory manager at a grocery store gets an email telling him that the stock level for a popular product has dropped below the threshold for reordering. These are examples of personalized notifications reaching people when the information is most relevant, on whatever device they have available. In today's information-driven world, notifications such as these have real business value. Timely information can attract customers, make employees more productive, and enable agile decision making. The software systems that generate and deliver these notifications extend the reach of information beyond the corporate desktop. Building notification software presents several challenges. Every day, people are bombarded with an overload of irrelevant information. For a notification system to add value, it must deliver only targeted, focused information based on the needs and preferences of each user. Doing this correctly requires sophisticated matching and filtering capabilities. Also, notification systems must be reliable because they're often used to deliver mission-critical alerts. They must be scalable so that they can support millions of users and high volumes of data, without requiring excessi
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Table of Contents

Most chapters include “Summary” and “Key Terms and Concepts.” 1. The History of Psychological Testing. Topic 1A: The Origins of Psychological Testing. The Importance of Testing. Case Exhibit 1.1: The Consequences of Test Results. Rudimentary Forms of Testing in China in 2200 B.C. Psychiatric Antecedents of Psychological Testing. The Brass Instruments Era of Testing. Changing Conceptions of Mental Retardation in the 1800s. Influence of Binet''s Early Research Upon His Test. Binet and Testing for Higher Mental Processes. The Revised Scales and the Advent of IQ. Topic 1B: Early Testing in the United States. Early Uses and Abuses of Tests in America. The Invention of Nonverbal Tests in the Early 1900s. The Stanford-Binet: The Early Mainstay of IQ. Group Tests and the Classification of WWI Army Recruits. Early Educational Testing. The Development of Aptitude Tests. Personality and Vocational Testing After WWI. The Origins of Projective Testing. The Development of Interest Inventories. Summary of Major Landmarks in the History of Testing. 2. Tests and the Testing Process. Topic 2A: The Nature and Uses of Psychological Tests. Definition of a Test. Further Distinctions in Testing. Types of Tests. Uses of Testing. Case Exhibit 2.1: Test Impact of Nonstandard Testing. Who May Obtain Tests. Sources of Information on Tests. Topic 2B: The Testing Process. Standardized Procedures in Test Administration. Desirable Procedures of Test Administration. Influence of the E
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In addition to the breadth of coverage of traditional topics, the fourth edition of Psychological Testingprovides detailed presentations on neuropsychological and geriatric assessment, the early uses and abuses of testing, assessment of learning disabilities, testing in special settings, race differences in IQ, and cheating on national group achievement tests. The author also describes and critiques the latest versions of the most widely used tests, examines the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing. Highlights of the Fourth Edition: Real-world case studies bring concepts to life for students. Includes coverage of the new Stanford-Binet 5th edition intelligence test due out in September 2003. Offers significant new coverage of testing deaf and hard of hearing, and updated coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Includes new information on assessment and the attitudes of moral and spiritual concepts, and a new section on ecological momentary assessment.

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In addition to the breadth of coverage of traditional topics, the fourth edition of Psychological Testingprovides detailed presentations on neuropsychological and geriatric assessment, the early uses and abuses of testing, assessment of learning disabilities, testing in special settings, race differences in IQ, and cheating on national group achievement tests. The author also describes and critiques the latest versions of the most widely used tests, examines the subtleties of the testing process, and explores the value-laden issues surrounding the wisdom of testing.

Highlights of the Fourth Edition:

  • Real-world case studies bring concepts to life for students.
  • Includes coverage of the new Stanford-Binet 5th edition intelligence test due out in September 2003.
  • Offers significant new coverage of testing deaf and hard of hearing, and updated coverage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Includes new information on assessment and the attitudes of moral and spiritual concepts, and a new section on ecological momentary assessment.


About the Author

Shyam Pather was the Development Lead on the SQL Server 2005 Notification Services team at Microsoft. He joined the Notification Services team when it was formed in late 2000, made key contributions to the product's design and architecture, and implemented several components of the Notification Services compiler and execution engine. Since the first public release of SQL Server Notification Services in August 2002, Shyam has delivered numerous technical talks about notification application development, deployment, and administration at various conferences.

Before joining the SQL Server group, Shyam worked in the Windows Networking organization at Microsoft. As a developer on the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) team, he helped define the UPnP 1.0 Device Architecture and implemented the UPnP Control Protocol in Windows XP. Prior to working on UPnP, Shyam was a developer in the Windows Network Driver Infrastructure team, working on Raw Channel Access and a unified driver model for voice and data.

After SQL Server 2005 shipped, Shyam moved to Microsoft's Data Programmability team to work on the next generation of data access APIs. He currently runs a small development team building object-relational mapping technology.

Shyam lives in Seattle, Washington. He can be reached via email at spather@microsoft.com or through his website, http://pather.net/shyam.

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