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.
- Identify the key factor to consider when using a psychological test to make an important decision
- Describe what it means when a test has strong psychometric support
- Describe two situations in which using a psychological test that is not reliable can cause harm
- Discuss the challenges of making a good psychological test
- Describe two controversies about using psychological tests for decision making
- Identify two reasons that psychologists continue to use revised versions of tests developed many years ago
- Describe changes to psychological testing we might see in the future
In the previous chapters, we looked at how psychological tests are used in hiring police officers, conducting research on temper tantrums, informing policy in public education, and determining the fate of a small group of inmates on death row. We ...