Psychological Testing And Assessment History And Timeline


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Review Testing, timeline (1)

Reflect on the history of testing. Create a timeline showing significant events in testing that you believe were important to the development of psychological assessments. Go as far back to the beginning with testing in ancient China and ending with testing today.

Comparing Psychological Tests (2)

How might psychological tests be similar to and different from one another? Select two tests, and identify at least two similarities and differences.

Miller and Lovler (2016) recommended four websites for psychological test databases; refer to page 30 of your textbook.

Note: Find a test measuring a construct in your area of interest; do not purchase a review of any test. You will use the websites to look up the name and brief description of a test and then conduct further research on your own about this test.

Be original in your writing and include references from:

Miller, L. A., Lovler, R. L. (2016). Foundations of Psychological Testing: A practical approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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School: UT Austin



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From the class discussion, psychological tests are used in a variety of setting including

education, clinical, and organizational setting among other areas. It is an essential field because it
is used in making important decision within the organization. In industrial organizational
psychology, psychological testing is used to make critical decisions including hiring and firing of
employees. Although the widespread use of psychological testing are evident within the 20 th
century, the rudimentary psychological testing dates back to as early as 2200 B.C. mostly among
the Chinese (Miller & Lovler, 2016). The Chinese emperor exposed its officials to psychological
testing to determine their fitness for office. The timeline for psychological testing presented
below may not be quite elaborate but pre...

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