This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, Pages: 342 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X030562857


Comprehensive and easy to read, Neukrug and Fawcett's ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, International Edition introduces learners to the concepts and applications of assessment and testing. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase understanding and reduce student anxiety.
Genre: Ability, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 316 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1439037930


This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues.
Genre: Ability, Editor: , Pages: 316 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0495803855


Comprehensive and easy to read, Neukrug and Fawcett's ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS, SOICAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS, ENHANCED, 3rd Edition, introduces learners to the concepts and applications of assessment and testing. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Medical, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 368 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1285454243


An easy-to-understand overview of the key concepts of psychological testing Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Essentials of Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles of psychometrics, succinctly presents the information needed to understand and evaluate tests, and introduces readers to the major contemporary reference works in the field. This engaging, practical overview of the most relevant psychometric concepts and techniques provides the foundation necessary for advanced study in the field of psychological assessment. Each clear, well-organized chapter includes new examples and references, featuring callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as “Test Yourself” questions that help gauge and reinforce readers’ grasp of the information covered. The author’s extensive experience and deep understanding of the concepts presented are evident throughout the book, particularly when readers are reminded that tests are tools and that, like all tools, they have limitations. Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, their historical development, and their uses, the book also covers the statistical procedures most frequently used in testing, the frames of reference for score interpretation, reliability, validity and test item considerations, as well as the latest guidelines for test selection, administration, scoring and reporting test results. Whether as an orientation for those new to the field, a refresher for those already acquainted with it, or as reference for seasoned clinicians, this book is an invaluable resource. SUSANA URBINA, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of North Florida, where she taught courses in psychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a licensed psychologist, Dr. Urbina practiced in the field of psychological assessment for over a decade. She coauthored the seventh edition of Psychological Testing with Anne Anastasi and has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of psychological testing.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 400 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781118680483


This second edition provides managers and students the nuts and bolts of assessment processes and selection techniques. With this knowledge, managers learn to make informed personnel decisions based on the results of tests and assessments. The book emphasizes that employee performance predictions require well-formed hypotheses about personal characteristics that may be related to valued behavior at work. It also stresses the need for developing a theory of the attribute one hypothesizes as a predictor—a thought process too often missing from work on selection procedures. Topics such as team-member selection, situational judgment tests, nontraditional tests, individual assessment, and testing for diversity are explored. The book covers both basic and advanced concepts in personnel selection in a straightforward, readable style intended to be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses in Personnel Selection and Assessment.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 296 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317427797


Discover a comprehensive and practical guide to the use of tele-assessments in psychological testing from two leading voices in psychology. Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment delivers a primer on the current state of professional knowledge related to psychological tele-assessment, ranging from the ethical and empirical considerations to the practical applications of tele-assessment procedures. The overarching framework encourages the balancing of the limitations of the current state of the research literature with the very real needs for assessment services to continue, even when in-person procedures are not feasible. This book includes discussion on a broad range of tests and measures, with information related to both the state of the empirical support for tele-tests and measures, with information related to both the state of the empirical support for tele-assessment utilizing them and the practical 'how-to' for administering, scoring and interpreting data that emerge from them. Additionally, frameworks for integrating the data that emerge from tele-assessment procedures are discussed. The book is applicable to those transitioning to tele-assessment practice and those training in a wide variety of training programs. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: Practical checklists and information about specific tests must be adapted to the realities of the tele-health environment. Information about how the results of tests should be interpreted differently to account for the tele-health environment. Case examples and studies to illustrate many of the challenges of working in tele-assessment Guidance on how to balance the limitations of the state of the empirical literature on the validity of tele-assessment with the real-world needs of clients. Perfect for psychologists and trainees in a variety of health services, including clinical, counseling, school and forensic psychology, Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone utilizing or training in cognitive, developmental, neuropsychological, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, and interpersonal models of psychological assessment.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781119771883


Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the PAI The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) provides critical information for psychologists about a client's psychopathology and constructs for effective treatment. To use this test properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret the test. Written by the developer and foremost authority on the PAI, Essentials of PAI Assessment is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of PAI Assessment is the only concise book of its kind to provide state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines to using this popular self-administered personality test.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 269 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780471084631


Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WIAT-III and KTEA-II Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment is the only resource providing practical, step-by-step instruction in the accurate and effective use of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition (KTEA-II), two popular measures of individual achievement frequently administered for educational planning, transitional programming for students with disabilities, and vocational guidance. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Offering up-to-date and rich information beyond what is available in the tests' manuals, Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment includes case studies illustrating how to make optimal use of the tests. In addition, the book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing a program allowing users to enter KTEA-II data to obtain growth scores; useful files to assist users in the proper administration and scoring of the WIAT-III Written Expression subtests; and a cross-battery approach for both tests. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 340 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780470600016


This comprehensive introduction to assessment, created specifically for counseling students, presents mathematical and statistical concepts in a simple and useful manner. The book stresses the importance of counselors being good consumers of assessment tools, helping them avoid misusing tools in manners that can be harmful to clients. Updated throughout, PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING, 5th Edition includes material on the DSM-5 and corresponds to the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing as well as to the 2016 CACREP Standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Medical, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 480 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781305856035