Mental tests are used increasingly in the classroom, in occupational settings, and in the clinic. Most people, however, have only a beginning acquaintance with how such tests work.
THE ELEMENTS OF MENTAL TESTS explains the mysteries of psychological testing. Aimed at all those who are interested in tests – from psychology students to those in human resources, journalism, and legal fields – the book is designed so that a curious reader can quickly grasp the main principles of testing.
The book’s three sections cover: (1) why tests exist and what they measure, (2) how tests work, and (3) the elements of a quality test. The brief chapters are clear, simple, and to the point.
John D. Mayer is professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire where he regularly teaches courses in psychological measurement. He has authored such tests as the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT; MHS, Toronto) and has authored over 100 scientific... More > publications.< Less
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