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PSYC 3020 Study Guide - Quiz Guide: Psychological Testing, Takers, American Psychological Association

13 pages36 viewsWinter 2013

Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3020
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Chapters 2 and 3 – Tests and Measures
Ch. 2 Why is Psychological Testing Important?
Individual Decisions: test takers use test scores to make decisions about
themselves
Institutional Decisions: other entities make decisions about individuals
based on their test scores
Comparative Decisions: based on a comparison of numerous test takers
scores to see who has the best score
Absolute Decisions: based on a minimum score needed to qualify
Educational Settings
Used by:
oAdministrators, teachers, school psychologists, career counselors
In:
o Primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities
To:
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oSelect students into schools, award scholarships, place students in
programs, measure student learning, identify problems and career
interests
Holland’s Self-Directed Search: interest inventory used for educational
and career planning
o6 Types:
Realistic-likes to work with things more than people-The R
type usually has mechanical and athletic abilities and likes to
work outdoors and with tools and machines
Investigative-likes to explore and understand things and events
rather than persuade and sell- has math and science abilities and
like to work alone and solve problems
Artistic-creative ideas and self expression more than rules and
routines-artistic skills, enjoys original work, and has a good
imagination
Social-help, teach, and council- likes to be around others,
interested in how others get along, and likes to help others with
their problems
Enterprising-persuade and direct others-leadership public
speaking and interested in money and politics, like to influence
Conventional
www.self-directed-search.com
Clinical Settings
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oClinical and counseling psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers,
other counselors and physicians
In:
oMental health clinics, residential programs, private practices
To:
oDiagnose disorders, plan treatment programs, assess treatment
outcomes, counsel and advise
Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): widely used 10 minute test of
cognitive status
oWhere are we?
oSpell ‘world’ backwards
o“Take a paper in your right hand, fold it in half, and place it on
the floor”
oTests for old-timers, etc
o
Organizational Settings
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