Ch 6: MTTC Psychology: Psychological Testing

About This Chapter

We can help you review all the aspects of psychological testing you will need to know for the MTTC Psychology exam. The video lessons across the chapter give you a fun way to brush up on the subject matter.

MTTC Psychology: Psychological Testing - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you review all the relevant information about psychological testing that you will be evaluated on during the MTTC Psychology exam. The videos cover the following topics to help you refresh your memory:

  • The application of the scientific method in psychology
  • Standardization and norms
  • Projective, aptitude and inventory-type tests
  • Norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests
  • Direct and indirect observation

Review the fun videos in this chapter on a computer, tablet or smartphone. You can quickly confirm your understanding of the topics by taking the chapter's self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson.

MTTC Psychology: Psychological Testing Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Psychology exam evaluates whether an examinee is qualified to teach psychology in the state of Michigan. The topics in the Psychological Testing chapter are part of the foundations, skills and methods subarea of the test, which includes about 21% of the exam's 100 multiple-choice questions. This exam is available in paper-based as well as computer-based formats.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTTC Psychology: Psychological Testing
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Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology

1. Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology

What do psychologists have to think about when designing studies and interpreting results? In this lesson, you'll explore how the scientific method can help with the difficult task of studying behaviors and their potential causes.

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.

Types of Tests: Norm-Referenced vs. Criterion-Referenced

4. Types of Tests: Norm-Referenced vs. Criterion-Referenced

What's the best way to score tests? In this lesson, we'll look at two major types of tests that are scored differently from each other: norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests.

Types of Measurement: Direct, Indirect & Constructs

5. Types of Measurement: Direct, Indirect & Constructs

How do you measure psychological traits? In this lesson, we'll look at how psychologists measure traits, including direct and indirect observation. We will also explore why psychological traits are so difficult to measure.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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