Psychological testing

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Running Head: PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTINGPsychological TestingName: Jennifer VazquezProfessor: Alison GarnerDate: 01/21/161PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING2IntroductionA test is a way of observing or examining to determine the quality of something.Therefore, a psychological test also called a psychological assessment is objective and aconsistent measure of a sample of action or one's performance on his/her responsibilities. It's aninstrument aimed to measure unnoticed concepts also known as latent variables. This test should,therefore, be both valid and reliable if said to be useful. There should, therefore, be evidence orconfirmation to support the results and give expected results for reliability.Psychological testingPsychological testing is related to medical testing, and so qualified psychologists usetrials and other tools to measure a customer's behavior to reach analysis and give a guidancetreatment. Actions like reactions, dexterity, anger and others can help a psychologist diagnose aproblem in an individual (Kaplan & Saccuzzo, 2012). Testing consists of the use of checklists orquestionnaires thus termed as norm-referenced tests. These tests are being used to determine ifthe examinations have been consistent such that they are evaluated in an identical way, no matterwho takes the tests. Norm-referenced tests are therefore said to be very useful in measuringcertain disorders, thus proven to be valid and reliable (Bram & Peebles, 2014)Psychological evalua

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