Mental testing, its history, principles, and applications.

Journal of Applied Psychology - J APPL PSYCHOL 35(3). DOI: 10.1037/h0050678

ABSTRACT This textbook is organized into 4 parts. Part 1 is composed of 6 chapters and gives an historical orientation to the field. Part 2 consists of 13 chapters and deals with the principles and methods of mental testing, including problems of sampling, analysis and selection of test items, units of measurement, standard scores and their derivates, analysis of variance, mental organization, etc. Part 3 comprises 9 chapters and deals with the various tests and scales used to measure intelligence, aptitude, achievement, personality, etc. Part 4 with 8 chapters discusses the application of mental tests in the areas of industry, social welfare, the armed forces, etc. Bibliography. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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