Psychology_3083_-_REVISED_Chap_3_SPRING_2008-3

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Psychology 3083 Everyone engages N assessmt q day             Ex – young woman meets a young man                    looks him over                     observes his reactions to her -       this is an ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE          based on this, she may dx him a nerd, hunk or nice guy              THEN she will try 2 predict whether or not 2 go out w/him EX demonstrates that:   - we all need to            *  observe others                     *  categorize them                      *  make predictions about their behav                         -WHY do we make predictions about their behavior                *  so we can understand them                 *  2 guide our behav toward them In everyday life        *  observations are                 informal
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               haphazard                contain value judgments (with biases)        *  predictions may well be wrong . Assessmt in psych is          systematic  (is supposed to be)           objective         accurate Psych has applied               scientific method   2 human activity of  assessing  others’ behavs Review of Psychological Measurement       Norms and Standardization                 -  there is need 2 attach meaning 2 measurements  SO                 psychological instruments are standardized  - Normed      - In constructing psycho test, it is given 2 large # of repre               people                    (i.e., if test 2 measure dep, give 2 depressives)                    this is the  standardization gp                      their scores are   test norms     2
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         Norms  - how most people perform on the test                     EX -  depression inventory – give 2 depressives                                                       – their scores become the norms                        - After test is normed, then score of anyone who takes test later                is compared 2 test norms        - comparison allows person’s score 2 have meaning - Scores have more meaningl when statis transform
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