Psych Testing - Mays AP Psych
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- What is testing ?
- Why do we have so many tests ?
- What are the pros and cons to testing ?
- How can we use testing to improve ?
- What types of tests do we take ?
- A psychological test is a standardized measure of asampleof a persons behavior that is used to measure theindividual differencesthat exist among people.
- The technical term for the science behind psychological testing ispsychometrics .
- Samples of Behavior - one means observations of an individual performing tasks that have usually been prescribed beforehand
- These responses are often compiled into statistical tables that allow the evaluator to compare the behavior of the individual being tested to the responses of a norm group.
- There are two types of Psychological tests.
- Mental Ability tests
- Personality tests
- Both of these types of tests break off into subcategories of testing.
- Psychological tests are used in research, however, most serve a practical purpose such as schooling, job qualifications , etc.
- Includes three subcategories.
- Intelligence tests
- Aptitude tests
- Achievement tests
- Measure general mental abilities.They are intendedto measure intellectual potential.
- Emily is four years old. Her big sister Amy is three times as old as Emily. How old will Amy be when she is twice as old as Emily?
- WOLF is to FLOW as 8526 is to: 2856 - 6258 - 5862 - 5682 - 6852
- Hanger is to closet as tree is to
- A) Branch
- C) Forest
- D) Ground
- E) Nest
- What would be the next number in this series? 15 ... 12 ... 13 ... 10 ... 11 ... 8 ... ?
- Aptitude Tests -Assess talent for specific kinds of learning.(clerical speed, mechanical reasoning, etc.)
- Are You a Self-Starter?
- Climbing the ladder would bring a load of responsibility and pressure that I wouldn't want to carry.
- If my boss or supervisor told me I were being promoted, the fact that they had so much confidence in my abilities would :
- Gauge a persons mastery and knowledge of various subjects
- Who was the 43 rdPresident of the United States?
- What is 5x6 divided by 2?
- How many branches of Government exist in the U.S.?
- Measure aspects of personality, including motives, interests, values, and attitudes .
- Using interpretation of "ambiguous designs" to assess an individual's personality
- An idea that goes back to Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli. Interpretation of inkblots was central to a game from the late 19th century. Rorschach's, however, was the first systematic approach of this kind .
- Do you become upset when. . ?
- Do you feel like you lose control when. .?
- Are you happy when . . ?
- In order for a test to be accurate, it must meet the three standards below.
- Standardization is known as the uniform procedures used in administrating and scoring a test.
- Test norms:information used to rank scores in relation to other scores on the test.
- Refers to the ability of a test to measure what it was designed to measure.
- What psychologist promoted introspection?
- Who developed the four mechanisms for dreaming?
- What school of psychology does Skinner belong to?
- Reliability refers to the measurement consistency of a test or other techniques.
- You take a personality test and are scored as assertive.Three weeks later you take the same test and are scored as passive.A drastic change is probably a result of an unreliable test.
- Test-Retest Method
- Comparing subjects scores on two administrations of a test.
- Correlation Coefficient
- A numerical index of the degree of relationship (-1, +1)
- Why do we have so many tests?
- How can we use testing to improve . . .?
- How does psychological testing apply to school, careers, sports, etc?