Psychological Tests Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

Psychological Tests
An analysis of the validity and reliability of psychological testing.
# 61891 | 1,871 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Oct 30, 2005 in Psychology (Testing) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

This paper attempts to determine if psychologists and the courts should begin to question whether psychological tests such as the Rorschach and MMPI can retain their validity and reliability, particularly when test results are subject to public scrutiny or review by unqualified professionals. The paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types and uses of psychological tests. The paper examines the literature available relevant to psychological tests to determine whether or not psychological testing is a valid and reliable practice for measuring one's fitness for duty, mental stability and general condition.

Outline
Introduction
Analysis of the Efficacy of Psychological Tests: Types of Tests
Can Psychological Tests Retain their Validity?
Summary

From the Paper:

"Intelligence tests attempt to measure intelligence on a certain scale or the manner in which an individual is able to assimilate one's understanding of the world around them and applies the information they acquire (Richmond, 2005). Intelligence tests can be hard to validate because in order for them to truly be accurate they must be unbiased and culture free and the majority of intelligence tests that exist fail to do this to some extent (Richmond, 2005). Neuropsychological tests are typically used to measure any deficiencies that exist from a cognitive perspective, meaning related to the way people think, speak and reason (Richmond, 2005). These are considered far more accurate than traditional psychological tests, and may be used to assess whether or not an individual is suffering from brain damage due to an illness or injury."

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