Presentation on theme: "Introduction: Psychological Assessment. Terms & Definitions Psychological Assessment The gathering and integrating of psychological data for psychological."— Presentation transcript:
Terms & Definitions Psychological Assessment The gathering and integrating of psychological data for psychological evaluation, through the use of tests, interviews, case studies, behavioral observation, and specially designed apparatuses and measurement procedures
Terms & Definitions Psychological Testing The measuring of psychology-related variables by means of devices or procedures designed to obtain samples of behavior
Terms & Definitions Psychological Construct An informed, scientific idea developed or generated to describe or explain behavior Intelligence Personality Anxiety Job satisfaction Assumption that constructs can be measured
Terms & Definitions Psychometrics The science of psychological measurement Psychometric Quality Norms Reliability Validity
Assumptions of Assessment 1. Psychological constructs, states, & traits exist. 2. Psychological constructs, states, & traits can be quantified and measured. 3. Various approaches to measuring aspects of the same thing can be useful. 4. Assessment can provide answers to some of life’s most momentous questions.
Assumptions of Assessment (cont.) 5. Assessment can pinpoint phenomena that require further attention or study. 6. Various sources of data enrich and are part of the assessment process. 7. Various sources of error are part of the assessment process. 8. Tests and other measurement techniques have strengths and weaknesses.
Assumptions of Assessment (cont.) 9. Test-related behavior predicts non-test- related behavior. 10. Present-day behavior sampling predicts future behavior. 11. Testing and assessment can be conducted in a fair and unbiased manner. 12. Testing and assessment can benefit society.
Sources of Test Information Test Manuals Test Catalogues Reference volumes Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/lists.jsp Tests in Print Journal Articles