CHapter 9 - Learning and Psychological Testing (1-4)

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Jake Venditto 2/4/10 Chow AP Psychology Chapter 9 Learning and Psychological Testing 1. Mental Ability Tests a. Intelligence tests: measure general mental ability. b. Aptitude Tests: Assess specific types of mental abilities c. Achievement tests: gauge a person’s mastery and knowledge of various subjects Personality Tests: Measure various aspects of personality, including motives, interests, values and attitudes 2. Standardization: the uniform procedure used in the administration and scoring of a test Test norms: Provide information about where a score on a psychological test ranks in relation to other scores on that test. 3. Reliability: the measurement consistency of a test ( or of other kinds of
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Unformatted text preview: measurement techniques). Reliable estimates require the computation of Correlation Coefficient. Correlation Coefficient is a numerical index of the degree of relationship between two variables. 4. Validity a. Content Validity: the degree to which the content of a test is a representative of the domain it’s supposed to cover b. Criterion-Related Validity: is estimated by correlation subjects’ scores on a test with their scores on an independent criterion (another measure) of the trait assessed by the test. c. Construct Validity: the extent to which there is evidence that a test measures a particular hypothetical construct....
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