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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Chapter 2 Why is Psychological Testing Important? 11
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9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Learning Objectives After completing your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Describe different types of decisions that are made using the results of psychological tests. Explain which professionals use psychological tests, in what settings, and for what reasons. Describe some concerns individuals have regarding the use of psychological tests as well as the social and legal implications of 22
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9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Why is psychological testing important? We use tests to make different types of important decisions e.g., What grade to assign a student Whether to hire a job candidate If / what merit increase an employee will receive What coaching advice to offer a business 33
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9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Why is psychological testing Decisions can be classified as § Individual or Institutional Decisions § Comparative or Absolute Decisions 44
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9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Why is psychological testing important? Individual decisions – decisions made by the person who takes the test e.g., Whether to drop a course Where to apply for college What to major in What career to pursue Institutional Decisions – decisions made by those other than the test taker 55
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9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Why is psychological testing important? Institutional Decisions – Made using a Comparative method or Absolute method Comparative – comparing tests scores to see who has the best score 66
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9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Who uses psychological tests and for what reasons? l Used l by variety of professionals l in variety of settings l for different purposes 77
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9/14/11 Psychological_Testing_Ch_2 Who uses psychological tests and for what reasons? l Educational Settings l to select, place, assess, and counsel students l Clinical Settings l for diagnosis, treatment, selection, and assessment of treatment outcomes l Organizational Settings l to make hiring decisions, placement decisions, to guide and assess training and development, and to evaluate worker performance 88
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Table 2.1: Who uses psychological tests for what purpose? Educational Settings
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