Ch 9: Measurement & Testing in Psychology

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These self-paced lessons on measurement and testing in psychology can assist you with a homework assignment, class project, or test preparation. You will review norms of psychological tests, intelligence testing, and more from a platform that works on your mobile device.

Measurement & Testing in Psychology - Chapter Summary

Included in this chapter on measurement and testing in psychology is a discussion on how you measure a person's thought and feelings even though you can't see them. You will also learn about some of the most commonly used projective tests. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain item writing and analysis in test construction
  • Discuss standardization and norms of psychological tests
  • List common types of psychological tests
  • Recall major types of intelligence tests
  • Provide examples of psychometric testing
  • Discuss research measurement scales commonly used by psychologists
  • Define reliability and validity in psychology

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9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Measurement & Testing in Psychology
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Test Construction: Item Writing & Item Analysis

1. Test Construction: Item Writing & Item Analysis

What makes a good psychological test? In this lesson, we'll discuss the test construction process and essential steps in the item writing and item analysis phases of this process.

Standardization and Norms of Psychological Tests

2. Standardization and Norms of Psychological Tests

Many psychological tests, including intelligence tests, are about comparing your score to others' scores to see how you did. Watch this lesson to find out about two important concepts in psychology: standardization and norms.

Types of Assessments Used in Psychology

3. Types of Assessments Used in Psychology

Psychological assessments are tests that are meant to analyze a person's abilities or personality. In this lesson, we'll examine some common types of psychological tests, including projective tests, inventories, and aptitude tests.

Intelligence Testing and Types

4. Intelligence Testing and Types

Most people have heard of IQ. But how is it measured and what does it mean? In this lesson, we'll look at the history of intelligence testing, major types of intelligence tests, and the debate and controversy over intelligence.

Psychometrics: Definition & Test Examples

5. Psychometrics: Definition & Test Examples

This lesson defines psychometrics and discusses what is involved in psychometric testing. It also delves into types of psychometric tests, including noting some specific examples of these tests.

Projective Test: Definition & Example

6. Projective Test: Definition & Example

Projective tests are used to evaluate personality in a very unique way. This lesson describes the process, and shares examples of the most commonly used projective tests.

Commonly Used Research Measurement Scales

7. Commonly Used Research Measurement Scales

How do you measure a person's thoughts or feelings when you can't see them? In this lesson, we'll look at common measurement scales that psychologists use when examining thoughts and feelings.

Reliability in Psychology: Definition & Concept

8. Reliability in Psychology: Definition & Concept

In this lesson, you will learn how the concept of reliability is applied to psychological assessment measures. Following this lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Validity in Psychology: Types & Definition

9. Validity in Psychology: Types & Definition

Validity refers to a test's ability to measure what it is supposed to measure. Learn more about the different types of validity and why they are important, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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