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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC37H3
Professor
Anthony C Ruocco
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychological Testing – Chapter 1 – Applications and consequences of psychological testing The nature and uses of psychological testing Typically a person’s understanding of a psychological test would be intelligence tests (IQ), inkblots and true-false inventories like the MMPI. That is, they will think psychological test involve testing intelligence and personality, when in reality psychological testing has many different uses and implications. The consequences of testing The consequence of testing is its results shape a person’s destiny; it essentially changes a person’s life. That is why we have positions like psychometricians – a specialist in psychology or education who develops and evaluates psychological tests Definition of a test A test is a standardized procedure for sampling behaviour and describing it with categories or scores. A test includes:  Standardize
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