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Questions pertaining to the evaluation of performance through formal or informal means, as well as the scoring of such evaluations.

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Choosing Standardized Reading Comprehension Tests to Generalize Results on Active Reading Techniques

We have been designing a series of experiments on comparing different active reading techniques for college students. In most of the studies we found in the literature, the passages are arbitrarily ...
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Randomized pair assignment for testing

Scenario Take a group of students. During the school/academic year, they will be assigned several tests (ideally one less than the number of students). Usually, students are tested and graded ...
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Alternative metrics to assess test validity/reliability

I have two versions of calculating a score for a test (which assesses how well they perform a task). One takes into account the difficulty of the items, the other does not. These tests are ...
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Types of Research for comparing two Groups [closed]

i am planning to do an empirical research for my Thesis, which is about the influence of exercise on the psychological and subjective well-being of individuals (60-90 years of age). hypothesis: ...
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What is verbal memory useful for?

A friend of mine did the Verbal Memory Test at http://humanbenchmark.com/ and got an extremely high score (almost 300 words). English is not his first language and he knew the meaning of only about ...
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About the growing path of every mechanism on the psychology defense system

About the growing path of every mechanism on the psychology defense systemI Have seen the below video which is about the Freud’s 5 Stages of Psychosexual Development: Also i have seen the psychology ...
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Searching for remote job offer for psychologies expertise

I am curious about finding some site or forum for remote job offer or volunteer job opportunities for people with a Master in Psychology From middle east countries (For example Iran country). I have ...
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'Describe this object to me' - To work out what type of thought process you have. What is this test called?

A friend learned heard about a test while on a Myers Briggs course and described it to me. I thought it was interesting, but I can't find anything about it since I don't know what to search for. The ...
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Best tests or questionnaires to measure person's ability to love

What are the best methods (questionnaires/tests/etc) to measure ability to love? So far I see those Light Triad Test (described in Scientific American) Big Five personality traits (OCEAN model) - ...
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How Really Effective are the Measures of Psychological Tests in Jobs Interviews and Worker Performance After Inside the Workplace

Hello I work doing smalls gig with datasets and also sometimes I create for myself some infographics and data-visualizations of interesting topics for me. for example football, cryptos, virus, etc. I ...
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Is a cognitive test invalid if self-administered?

Im talking about tests not designed for self-administration like the moca,wais etc. Could the scored potentially be deflated or inflated and misadministered thus making them invalid?
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Updated list of the most used and reliable quantitative tests in Psychology

I studied Psychology some years ago and ended up as a programmer. Now, I'm working on a personal side project to build an API to serve correction for different psychology tests. Since I moved out of ...
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Retest-Reliability of index "Working Memory" in Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)

I am desperately researching the retest-reliability of the index "working memory" in the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). Unfortunately, I don't have the original manual at hand ...
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Predicting cognitive decline on RBANS test

The RBANS (Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)) is used to evaluate cognitive function in patients with cognitive impairment, stroke or traumatic brain injury. ...
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Any good research on observer effect and personality tests?

I'm looking for some research on how / whether the 'observer effect' and 'observer bias' affects personality questionnaires. I recently completed the 16Personalities test, a series of questions that ...
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Short form of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory questionnaire

Recently I have been reviewing several articles related to psychopathy outside the forensic area and I have observed that a very popular questionnaire in a college setting is the Psychopathic ...
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Is NERIS Type Explorer unscientific?

Why do people call the NERIS Type Explorer of www.16personalities.com unscientific? According to https://www.16personalities.com/articles/reliability-and-validity it provides good test-re-testing ...
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What is the name of the survey question style that forces a choice between non-opposite pairs of items, and why is it used?

I've seen personality tests and industrial / organizational psychology tests that force one to choose between non-opposing concepts. What is the name of this question style, and what are the reasons ...
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Is AFQT geared towards estimating crystallized intelligence?

In a few papers I have read claims that AFQT is geared largely (mostly?) towards measuring crystallized intelligence. However, https://study.com/academy/popular/difference-between-the-asvab-afqt....
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Finding percentile ranks for questionnaires and psychometric tests

I am using a Levenson's Self-Report Psychopathy Scale to divide participants into two groups (high v low scores). I have selected participants based on them scoring in the top or bottom 25% of ...
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Waffles or pancakes?

I'm a software engineer and in one of my interviews they asked me this question : Do you prefer waffles or pancakes? I don't know whether they asked this question to reduce my stress level, or to ...
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N-Back implementation?

I'm a programmer writing a small n-Back test/game app,and certain things are still ambiguous to me: 1-is there a standard implementation used in research(for example displaying a sequence of pictures ...
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What is the notation about group differences in terms standard deviations?

I am just getting into watching psych lectures and things online and am taking notes but I have been wondering what the proper/standard way of writing in note form about standard deviations is. For ...
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Criterion versus Convergent Validity

I have some difficulties distinguishing criterion and convergent validity. According to Wikipedia, the difference is that criterion validity really focuses on predicting scores on another test, whilst ...
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Scoring of the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability

How is the global test score supposed to be computed based on the individual scores in the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability? Let's say the sub-test scores are A, B, C, and D. From there: how do ...
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Definition of dominance (self-assessment manikin)

I'm using the self-assessment manikin to measure valence, arousal and dominance. Valence and arousal is clear to all participants but with the concept of dominance a lot of participants are struggling....
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Measuring improvement in 3D tasks

I have been teaching 3D design for a while, and i have noticed that a small group has decidedly hard time coping with rotation of the virtual camera. Unfortunately designing in 3D on a screen requires ...
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Why are civic duties part of Competence (C1) in the NEO-PI-R

In the Revised NEO Personality Inventory, one of the questions used to score C1 ("Competence"), is 35. I don't take civic duties like voting very seriously. Why ...
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Are the raw scores of the NEO-PI-R normally distributed?

Scoring the NEO-PI-R test results, as done for example in this document, involves converting an absolute score to a t-score. However, the conversion from absolute score to t-score (as can be seen in ...
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Set of uncorrelated cognitive tests for self quantification and tracking

I self track partly to optimize intelligence and productivity. Cognitive tests are good proxy of both. I tried all the tests in "time of day" experiment at quantified-mind and many seem to test the ...
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Why is the WCST a test of task switching rather than cognitive shifting?

Why is the WCST a test of task switching rather than cognitive shifting? Task switching allows a person to rapidly and efficiently adapt to different situations. It is often studied by cognitive ...
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How to answer questions that don't seem to be possible to be answered on a Strongly disagree - Strongly agree scale and what's their point?

I'm continuously being perplexed by psychological tests that display a lot of questions that don't seem to be able to be answered in a simplistic ways, but nevertheless simplistic answers are demanded....
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Tests for alertness

Have there been any researched paper or digital tests developed that test a persons alertness at a given point in time? By alert I mean having the reactions of a person who is not over-tired, ...
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Which personality test has a name that sounds like "Max C?"

I was listening to a podcast about personality tests and I heard someone mention a test that phonetically sounded like it was called "Max C." Looking this up yields no answers. I've also tried a few ...
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How do psychologists ensure they are measuring innate intelligence and not just education?

Certain groups perform worse on IQ tests than other. How do psychologists ensure that those differences aren't purely related to differing levels of education between those groups? How do we know ...
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What is a "psychological evaluation" for kids?

What does a psychological evaluation consist of for pre-teens and adolescents? I work with a child who has been abused (physically and emotionally) who is having suicidal ideations with one parent, ...
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What if MBTI differs a lot for short-term and long-term lifestyle? [closed]

Regarding the famous MBTI test, I am confused about how stable are the four indicators? As of my experience, most people are certain whether they are introverted or extroverted. For the other three ...
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DISC correlation with Big Five personality

Apparently DISC (dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance) is a kind of personality test. When/where is it used and how does it correlate with Big Five?
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Why does SCID call itself "Structured" when by many accounts it's semi-structured?

The "S" in SCID officially stands for "Structured" as in Structured Clinical Interview for DSM. But as far as I can tell for the last three editions (5, IV and III), non-official sources (research ...
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What are the standard mental health tests that are available online?

Are there standard mental health tests available online with score interpretations? For example, if someone was interested in getting a grasp on their mental condition before seeing a psychologist/...
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To what extent does AFQT correlate with IQ?

Wikipedia has a pretty non-informative page as to the nature of the (US) Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) as it mostly talks of results ranges etc. What I could descipher from there is it that ...
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Is there a psychological scale/measurement that can be used to determine how much of a 'victim mentality' the subject has? [closed]

Is there an accepted test/scale/measurement/etc that can be used to measure how much of a 'victim mentality' the subject has?
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How to design psychology tests for concept formation?

I've read many papers on concepts, but their tests are sparsely described or abstractly mentioned. I want to test for classic, prototype and exemplar theories. How do you approach the problem? Some ...
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How to statistically test whether parents and children share similar humor styles?

I have data from children and their parents on their humor styles (using the Humor Styles Questionnaire by Martin (2003)). For the adult version: It's a 32-item measure, with 4 subscales for each ...
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Classical test theory: Covariance of two variables

I'm stuck with the definition of the Covariance in the classical test theory (CTT) framework: In CTT it is assumed that for two items: $X = \tau_x + \epsilon_x$ $E(X) = \tau_x$ $Y = \tau_y + \...
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Raven Progressive Matrix: why's my chosen square wrong?

Source: Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count (2009). pp. 7-8.   The example that the problem-solver must follow is set up by the two figures in the top row of the left panel....
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What is the Golden Standard of Testing Fluid Intelligence?

Not much to add to the title- what is the currently accepted "best" test of fluid intelligence? How was it determined to be the best?
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How can I take the Token Test?

I want to take the Token Test Is there some website where I can take the test for free? Alternatively, is there some simple guide to how the test works so I can re-create it?
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Are there dual-process IQ tests?

I mean tests that try to measure system 1 and system 2 performance separately, but more than short lists of trick questions which unfortunately seem to make the bulk of the empirical work in this dual-...
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"How easily can you succumb to propaganda and manipulation" test

Part of the fictional story I am currently writing takes place in a typical dictatorship country with its propaganda, cult of the leader, etc. The main character undergoes several psychological tests ...
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