Test Bank Psychological Testing Principles and Applications, 6th Edition Kevin R. Murphy A=

Test Bank Psychological Testing Principles and Applications, 6th Edition Kevin R. Murphy A=

Test Bank Psychological Testing Principles and Applications, 6th Edition Kevin R. Murphy A=

Test Bank Psychological Testing Principles and Applications, 6th Edition Kevin R. Murphy A=



1. Psychological tests are used mainly in

a) industrial applications

b) educational applications

c) clinical applications

* d) all of the above

2. Psychological tests are important because

a) people differ in the amount they exhibit of certain traits

* b) tests are used to make decisions about people

c) tests can tell us what a person does best

d) tests are easy to develop and cheap to administer

3. A decision-making procedure which has proven to be more precise than psychological testing is

a) cognitive mapping

b) aptitude assessment

c) situation testing

* d) none of the above

4. Psychological testing is

a) important

b) controversial

c) technical

* d) all of the above

5. Some properties that psychological tests must exhibit are

a) behavior sampling; scoring rules; random administration conditions

b) scoring rules; random administration conditions; passive response

* c) scoring rules; behavior sampling; standardized conditions

d) standardized conditions; passive response; random scoring procedures

6. A sample of behavior should be

a) reasonably extensive

b) systematic

c) exhaustive

* d) both a and b

7. When taking tests such as the Scholastic Assessment Tests or the Graduate Record Examinations, the test administrator reads the test instructions to the examinees. This procedure helps to ensure

a) randomization

* b) standardization

c) unification

d) similarity

8. Standardized conditions may be more difficult to obtain for

a) group tests

* b) individual tests

c) employment tests

d) written tests

9. If ten teachers score a test and all of the teachers obtain the exact same score for that test, it is most likely that the test is

* a) objective

b) subjective

c) both objective and subjective

d) judgmental

10. Subjective scoring rules imply that

a) the test is scored via unreliable methods

* b) human judgment is an integral part of the scoring

c) all scorers are likely to arrive at the same score

d) both a and b

11. Tests that assess what a person can do are

a) behavior observations

b) self-reports

c) attitude tests

* d) performance tests

12. A test measuring spatial aptitude would most appropriately be classified a(n)

a) attitude test

b) standardized test

c) general intelligence test

* d) performance test

13. Assessment of typical performance in a specific context is done via

* a) behavioral observation

b) behavior sampling

c) performance tests

d) self-reports

14. Clinical and employment interviews can be thought of as

* a) self-report inventories

b) interest measures

c) performance measures

d) behavioral observations

15. A survey measuring individual attitudes toward baseball is an example of a(n)

* a) self-report inventory

b) performance test

c) interview

d) behavioral observation

16. Tests of general intelligence designed to assist in the assessment of mentally retarded students were developed by

a) Galton, Binet, and Pearson

b) Binet and Guilford

c) Simon and Simon

* d) Simon and Binet

17. ___________ provided the impetus for the first large-scale group test development and administration in the United States.

* a) World War I

b) World War II

c) The Great Depression

d) The Industrial Revolution

18. Tests are often developed due to

a) war demands

b) public outcry

* c) needs to make decisions

d) greed of developers

19. Testing is widely used for

a) college admissions decisions

b) military classification of recruits

c) industrial placement of employees

* d) all of the above

20. The _________ details tests in order to help the consumer select an appropriate test.

a) Measurement Handbook

b) APA Standards of Testing

c) Tests and Measurement Catalog

* d) Mental Measurements Yearbook

21. In order to minimize abuse of testing, psychologists are professionally bound to follow rules stated in the

a) Journal of Professional Ethics

* b) Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

c) Standards for Ethics in Education

d) American Psychological Association Annual Report

22. Your best source for finding information on general testing theory and application would be

* a) Applied Psychological Measurement

b) The Journal of Applied Psychology

c) The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

d) The Journal of Educational Measurement

23. Legal issues in testing have become very central topics primarily since

a) The passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution

b) Wilson v. California

c) Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection were developed

* d) The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991

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