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Psychological and Educational Testing Second Edition

ISBN: 978-1-56226-622-6

Looking for a textbook for your “Tests and Measurements” course that won’t scare your students out of their wits with complicated formulas they will struggle to learn and soon forget? Does it bother you that students often pay $100 for a heavy textbook better suited for arm curls than arming them with the tools they need to understand testing? How about a book that presents reliable and valid scales that are fun for the student to take, simple to score, and easy to interpret? Psychological and Educational Testing: The User Friendly Textbook may be just what you are looking for. The term “user friendly” implies that a difficult process has been made easier. The material in this text is presented in a conversational style that is less difficult and increases student interest and comprehension.

  • Conversational, easy-to-read style that captures and holds student interest
  • Study questions following each chapter help student focus on important points
  • Test bank written by psychologists who have experience writing test items, not bored grad students with no experience writing test items
  • Cost of the text to the student is considerably lower than average
  • Computer exercises use real scales and encourage the collection and analysis of real test data
  • A chapter designed to help those who are training to be teachers, so they can learn to create good tests.

About the Authors
Dr. Lynn McCutcheon has authored or co-authored more than 100 research articles in a variety of professional journals, including Personality and Individual Differences, and the Journal of Personality Assessment. The focal point of many of his publications has been the measurement of attitudes and personality traits. His work on the personality traits of celebrity worshippers has attracted considerable attention. He has taught Psychological Tests and Measurements on both the graduate and undergraduate level, and he is the editor of the North American Journal of Psychology.   

Howard B. Lee is professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge. He holds a Ph.D. in psychometrics and measurement from UCLA.. Professor Lee studied under Dr.  Andrew L. Comrey, and has co-authored 4 books with Professor Comrey. Other noted scholars that Dr. Lee studied with were Dr. James B. MacQueen, a pioneer in k-means cluster analysis, and James E. Bruno, the creator of Information Reference Testing. Professor Lee is on the Advisory Editorial Board of the North American Journal of Psychology, and has authored several articles relating to psychological tests and measurements.

Dr. Maria Wong is an Associate Professor at Idaho State University’s  Department of Psychology. Her research examines the factors that affect substance use/ abuse, academic performance and resilience (i.e., the ability to do well in spite of adversity) in children and adolescence. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology, testing and measurement, research methods and statistics.

John A. Calicchia, Ph.D., is an associate professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Psychology at Bridgewater State College. His teaching, research and clinical practice have focused mainly on children and adolescence. Dr. Calicchia is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts and formerly served as a Child & Adolescent Psychologist at McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School.

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