Psychological Testing: An Introduction

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B> Unique in both perspective and approach, this book exposes readers to the entire panorama of psychological testing — covering all major classic and contemporary topics — but without overwhelming detail. Comprehensive — but not encyclopedic — and cross-culturally relevant, it conveys in exceptionally clear language the excitement associated with psychological testing, and teaches basic principles through concrete interconnected examples. Focusing on “testing the individual” rather than on testing in general and specific formulas, it is both academic and applied in perspective — reflecting the author's varied experience in industry, in a counseling center, and in other service oriented settings, and extensive academic training in clinical psychology. Addresses basic issues regarding The Nature of Tests; Test Construction, Administration, and Interpretation; and Reliability and Validity. Considers the various dimensions of testing: Personality; Cognition; Attitudes, Values, and Interests; Psychopathology; Normal Positive Functioning. Details the applications of testing with a variety of populations: Special Children; The Elderly; Testing in a Cross-Cultural Context; Disability and Rehabilitation. Discusses the various settings of testing: Testing in the Schools; Occupational Settings; and Clinical and Forensic Settings. Presents the current challenges to testing: The Issue of Faking; The Role of Computers; and Testing Behavior and Environments. Outlines the History of Testing. For anyone interested in psychological testing in a broad range of settings.

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This book is an introduction to the field of psychological and educational testing. It is written for college level students and covers the nature of tests and how they are constructed, administered, and interpreted.

About the Author:

George Domino is the Former Director of Clinical Psychology and Professor of Psychology at University of Arizona. He was also the former director of the Counseling Center and Professor of Psychology at Fordham University.

Marla Domino has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Criminal Law and a PhD in Clinical Psychology specializing in Psychology and Law. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical-Forensic Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Law and Psychiatry Program. She is currently the Chief Psychologist in the South Carolina Department of Mental Health's Forensic Evaluation Service and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina. She was recently awarded Outstanding Employee of the Year in Forensics (2004) by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.

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