Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues, 8th Edition

  • Robert M. Kaplan University of California, San Diego
  • Dennis P. Saccuzzo San Diego State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133492010  |  ISBN-13: 9781133492016
  • 752 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
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About

Overview

PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition explains the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in clinical, education, industrial, and legal settings. Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. Saccuzzo's engaging and thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. Part I focuses on the core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests. Part II discusses the major types of psychological tests, while Part III looks at present-day issues affecting testing such as bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. A multitude of test profiles and sample items illustrate how psychological testing is used and reported. Real-life case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, helping to maximize student interest, while "Technical Example" boxes assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts.


Features/Benefits

  • In addition to offering a clear overview of psychological testing and measurement basics, the text presents psychological testing applications in a variety of applied fields.
  • The authors provide a current analysis of the most widely used psychological tests in schools, professional training programs, businesses, industry, civil service, the military, and clinical settings, helping students understand how these tests can make a difference in their careers.
  • Chapters on issues in psychological testing feature new developments in present-day social justice, law, and ethics.
  • Chapters are independent from each other, allowing professors to structure their class to their own course objectives.
  • The text features test profiles and sample items to help students see how psychological testing is used and reported, in addition to offering real-life case studies that demonstrate the uses and misuses of testing in today's society.
  • Informal discussions and real-life examples maximize student interest and make the material personally relevant.

Table of Contents

Part I: PRINCIPLES.
1. Introduction.
2. Norms and Basic Statistics for Testing.
3. Correlation and Regression.
4. Reliability.
5. Validity.
6. Writing and Evaluating Test Items.
7. Test Administration.
Part II: APPLICATIONS.
8. Interviewing Techniques.
9. Theories of Intelligence and the Binet Scales.
10. The Wechsler Intelligence Scales: WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, and WPPSI-III.
11. Testing in Education: Tests of Ability in Education and Special Education.
12. Standardized Tests in Education, Civil Service, and the Military.
13. Applications in Clinical and Counseling Settings.
14. Projective Personality Tests.
15. Computers and Basic Psychological Science in Testing.
16. Testing in Counseling Psychology.
17. Testing in Health Psychology and Health Care.
18. Testing in Industrial and Business Settings.
Part III: ISSUES.
19. Test Bias.
20. Testing and the Law.
21. Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testing.

What's New

  • The Eighth Edition goes further than any previous edition in spelling out the applications of psychological testing in a wide variety of applied fields.
  • In Part One, "Principles," the authors discuss computer-adaptive testing and item response theory, addressing how the age of computers has completely revolutionized psychological testing.
  • Part Two includes discussions of testing topics organized around the application areas: Chapter 11 considers psychological testing in education and special education; Chapter 12 looks at the use of standardized tests in education, civil service, and the military; and Chapters 13 and 14 consider the use of psychological tests in clinical and counseling settings.

Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285084551 | ISBN-13: 9781285084558)


ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1133492266 | ISBN-13: 9781133492269)

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Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 113349207X | ISBN-13: 9781133492078)

More than a traditional study guide, the Student Workbook--written by Katherine Nicolai of Rockhurst University--truly helps students understand the connections between abstract measurement concepts and the development, evaluation, selection, and use of psychological tests in the real world. Interesting hands-on exercises and assignments include case studies to critique, test profiles to interpret, and studies on the psychometric properties of tests to evaluate. Chapter outlines and practice multiple-choice quizzes are also included. A three-ring binder format allows students to keep other course notes and handouts. Students will discover that the Student Workbook will help them organize their study of Kaplan and Saccuzzo's text and excel on course exams, assignments, and projects.

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Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Student Workbook  (ISBN-10: 113349207X | ISBN-13: 9781133492078)

Get the extra practice you need to succeed in your psychology course with this hands-on Student Workbook. Designed to help you master the problem-solving skills and concepts presented in PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, 8th Edition, this practical, easy-to-use workbook reinforces key concepts and promotes skill building.

List Price = $83.95  | CengageBrain Price = $83.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $62.25


Meet the Author

About the Author

Robert M. Kaplan

Robert M. Kaplan is Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Services at UCLA and Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. From 1997 to 2004 he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. He is a past President of several organizations, including the American Psychological Association Division of Health Psychology, Section J of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Pacific), the International Society for Quality of Life Research, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. He is a Past Chair of the Behavioral Science Council of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Kaplan is currently Editor-in-Chief of Health Psychology and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine. He has served as Associate Editor of the American Psychologist, and Consulting Editor of four other academic journals. Selected additional honors include APA Division of Health Psychology Annual Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution (For junior scholar 1987 and again for a senior scholar 2001), SDSU Distinguished Research Lecturer, 1988, and Health Net Distinguished Lecturer in 1991, University of California 125 Anniversary Award for Most Distinguished Alumnus, University of California, Riverside, American Psychological Association Distinguished Lecturer, Distinguished Scientific contribution award from the American Association of Medical School Psychologists, National Leadership Award, from the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2003, and President's Award for Career Achievement from the International Society for Quality of Life Research in 2004.

Dennis P. Saccuzzo

Dennis P. Saccuzzo is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and an adjunct professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He has been a scholar and practitioner of psychological testing for over 32 years and has numerous peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations in the field. Dr. Saccuzzo's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, the Scottish Rite Foundation, and the U.S. armed services. He is also a California licensed psychologist and a California licensed attorney. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). In addition, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology (ABAP) and the American Board of Forensic Medicine He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and Western Psychological Association for outstanding and unusual contributions to the field of psychology. Dr. Saccuzzo is the author or co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers and publications, including eight textbooks and 20 law manuals. He is the president and co-founder of Applications of Psychology to Law, inc, an educational institution that applies psychological science to a legal issues and the study of law.