PSY 475 Complete Class Week 1 – 5 All Assignments and Discussion Questions – A+ Graded Course Material

Week 1 Introduction to Psychological Testing Paper

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you summarize the major assumptions and fundamental questions associated with psychological testing.  Address the following in your paper:

Define the term test.

Describe the major categories of tests and identify the major uses and users of these tests.

Compareand contrast the concepts of reliability and validity and discuss how they affect the field of psychological testing.

Week 1 DQ 1

What are the major categories of tests and give your own example for each category. 

Week 1 DQ 2

What are the fundamental questions to ask about tests and do you believe that achievement tests successfully answer these questions?

Week 2 Psychological Measure Paper

Select in preparation for this assignment a psychological measure of depression, such as the Beck Depression Inventory or Children’s Depression Inventory.  Obtain faculty approval of your selected measure prior to beginning this assignment.

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you analyze your selected psychological measure.  As a part of your analysis, address the following items:

Using the University Library, the Internet, or other sources, select at least two articles that discuss the use of your selected psychological measure.  Briefly summarize your selected articles, and compare and contrast their findings.

Based on the analysis of your articles, discuss the use of your selected measure.  Explain who is qualified to administer and interpret the measure and the settings—such as occupational, academic, or counseling—in which it would be appropriate to use the measure.

Differentiate between the populations for which your selected psychological measure is valid and invalid

Week 2 DQ 1

Of the different type of test formats, which one do you prefer and why? What test format do you find professors use more and why do you think that they pick this method over all the others available?

Week 2 DQ 2

Describe validity and reliability. How would you know if a test was reliable or valid? In your experience taking tests did you ever run into a situation where the test you took wasn’t reliable and/or valid?

Week 3 Attitude Survey

Select a contemporary issue that is of interest to you.

Create an attitude survey using your selected issue.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you explain the steps you took to create your survey.  Address the following items in your paper:

Explain the purpose of the survey.

Discuss the preliminary design issues you experienced in creating your survey.

Describe the specific instructions for administering, scoring, and interpreting your survey.

Week 3 DQ 1

Define, compare and contrast Ability Tests and Achievement Tests. Give examples of each and discuss situations when one might be more appropriate than the other.

Week 3 DQ 2

Select an occupation and identify 2-3 Primary Mental Abilities from Table 7.2 in your book that you feel are relevant to your occupation.  Discuss ways that you might measure these abilities to select employees. Identify any concerns with reliability and/or validity you may see.

Week 4 Measures of Cognitive Functioning Presentation

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with properly referenced speaker notes in which you analyze measures of cognitive functioning.  Address the following items in your presentation:

Describe at least two theories of intelligence.

Compare and contrast the constructs and measures of intelligence and achievement.

Week 4 DQ 1

Describe current issues associated with faking within personality tests.  Provide your thoughts on the different approaches to dealing with faking within personality tests.

Week 4 DQ 2

Briefly describe each of the three major career interest inventories. You can add to your discussion by discussing reliability and validity or comparing and contrasting the inventories.

Week 5 Issues in Psychological Testing Worksheet

Complete the University of Phoenix Material, Issues in Psychological Testing Worksheet, located in Week Five of the student website.

Week 5 Measures of Emotional and Behavioral Functioning Presentation

Prepare a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with properly referenced speaker notes in which you analyze measures of emotional and behavioral functioning.  Address the following items in your presentation:

Describe objective personality tests and explain their use in psychological testing.

Explain the use of projective techniques in psychological testing and provide an example of this type of test.

Explain the difference between personality measures and measures of interests and attitudes.

Week 5 DQ 1

Define Adverse Impact.  Explain how it is calculated. Describe what steps an organization can take to defend itself under claims of adverse impact.

Week 5 DQ 2

List and describe 2 court cases discussed in Chapter 16.  How has this court case changed our world today? What impact has it made in how we think and/or do business?

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