KEY FEATURES: A narrative writing style enhances accessibility and keeps readers engaged. Chapters begin and end with relatable examples to make the material more memorable and easier to learn. Chapter-opening learning objectives introduce students to the material and prompt them to identify the key takeaways in their reading. Conclusion sections in each chapter integrate information that students can review to check their comprehension. Chapter-ending discussion and research questions provide opportunities for students to further engage with the material to master chapter content.


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss at least five ways psychological tests contribute to decision making in everyday life
  • Describe how psychological tests are used in basic and applied research
  • Describe the purpose of a psychological test
  • Discuss three different ways of categorizing tests
  • Define the term psychological test

Psychological Testing in Everyday Life

Janey is in 3rd grade. Her math textbook is incomprehensible to her parents, even though they attended the same school Janey goes to not that long ago. How come? Who decided to change the curriculum? At the highest levels of government, decisions about educational goals and how to reach them are made, at least in part, on the basis of results of standardized tests that are administered to a small, representative sample of students, with a goal of improving ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles