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Slide 1 Assessing Individual Differences Thursday, January 29 ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 2 Individual Differences • Individual differences have been shown to predict work outcomes • Employers want to measure them in potential employees in order to make the selection process more effective ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 3 Individual Differences • Assessing individual differences is an important function of I/O psychologists • Employers can’t spend a year getting to know every applicant and don’t want to select randomly; they must rely on tests ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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Slide 4 Tests • What is a test? – Objective, standardized procedure for measuring a construct – Test = measure • Reliability • Validity ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 5 Remember this? Intelligence IQ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 6 Meaning of Test Scores • What does a test score mean? – Norming: comparing a test score to other relevant test scores – Norm group: people whose test scores are used to compare and understand someone’s score on a test ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________
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Slide 7 Norms • Norms for the class on personality measures from ANGEL ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 8 *Exercise – Norms* Discuss with your group how your personality scores compared with those of the rest of the class. Remember that this is a test of normal personality, so even if you were very low or very high, that is OK! Do
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course PSY 255 taught by Professor Dr.annmarieryan during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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