assignment 8


PS460 Psychological Tests and Measurements

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.


1.     Compare and contrast the constructs of achievement and intelligence/aptitude, providing two (2) similarities and two (2) differences between them.


2.     Describe three (3) differences between objective and projective psychological tests. Describe one (1) situation in which objective psychological testing would be more effective and one (1) situation in which projective psychological testing would be more effective.


3.     Explain how response sets can impact behavioral assessments. Provide one (1) example using a “positive” behavior and one (1) example using a “negative” behavior.


4.     Describe two (2) benefits and two (2) limitations of using standardization in vocational assessment testing. Do you support the use of standardization in vocational assessment testing? Provide one (1) supporting fact to justify your position.


Grading Rubric



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