PSYC 405/PSYC608 Exam 2 Study GuideGeneral:Exam 2 will cover class information, slides, and articles and readings from Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14The exam is comprised of 40 total questions in mixed format: 30 multiple choice questions, 7 fill in the blankquestions, and choosing 3 of 6 short answer questionsYou will have 75 minutes to complete the examClass 6- Ch 12Advantages and disadvantages of group testsAdvantages of group testsa) cost effectiveb) minimize professional time for administration and scoringc) can be administered to very large numbers simultaneouslyd) requires less examiner skill and traininge) scoring typically more objective and more reliablef) have especially broad applicationg) large, representative samples often used leading to better established normsDisadvantages of group testsa) examiner has less opportunity to establish rapport, obtain cooperation, and maintain interestb) not readily detected if examinee tired, anxious, unwellc) evidence that emotionally disturbed children do better on individual than group testsd) examinees responses more restrictede) normally an individual is tested on all items in a group test and may become boredom over easy items andfrustrated or anxious over difficult itemsf) individual tests typically provide for the examiner to choose items based on the test takers prior responses moving onto quite difficult items or back to easier items. So individual tests offer more flexibility.Issues and assumptions in interpreting results of group testsa) Use Results with Caution – never consider scores in isolation or as absolutes… When reporting group results, theinformation needs to be supplemented with background information that can help explain the results with cautionsabout misinterpretations. The test user should indicate how the test results can be and should not be interpreted.b) Be Especially Suspicious of Low Scores Strengths and weaknesses of major standardized education tests (e.g., SAT, GRE) Different sections of major group testsDefinitions of different kinds of tests (e.g., achievement and aptitude)Different methods of test administration and test theoryClass 7- Ch 9 & 10History of intelligence testingDifferent theories of intelligence that underlie intelligence testsDifferent kinds of intelligences and how they are measuredBinet’s test development and measurementCalculating mental ageDifferent indices and factors of the WAISScoring and interpretation of the WAISClass 8- Ch 11 & 14, Hunsley et al. (2003)What are some uses of alternative individual tests of ability (i.e., why use them?)Psychometric issues and limitations related to various alternative individual tests of abilityDifferent categories of alternative tests and what they purport to measureIssues with tests of creativityUnderstand the projective hypothesisWhat are the most commonly used projective test(s)?Psychometric features of the RorschachHow is the Rorschach administered and scoredCriticisms of the RorschachClass 9- Ch 13, Harkness & Lilienfeld (1997)History of personality testingWhy is personality testing important?Different kinds of data included in personality testingDifferent approaches to personality test constructionNEO-PI, personality factors, psychometric informationEarly issues with the MMPIValidity scale features of the MMPI-2MMPI-2’s utility in diagnosis of clinical disordersGeneral psychometric properties of MMPI-2
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