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Author Theresa J. Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, while ensuring that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include—but are not limited to—design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.
Recensie s Psychological Testing is an accessible, easy-to-read book that effectively communicates the current concepts, trends, and controversies in the field of psychological testing.
Readers are provided with an in-depth analysis of psychometrics in a format that will keep their attention and that they will be able to relate to the significance of psychological testing across numerous areas such as schools, businesses, clinical settings, military, or government. Kline is an easy-to-read, upper-level textbook covering topics related not only to basic psychological testing practices but also to methodological research components.
The author is very effective at presenting relevant issues, facts, descriptions, examples, and statistics in a logical and concise manner. She describes and critiques several commonly used tests and the subtleties involved in test administration, as well as exploring the ethical issues surrounding the process. Readers with varying degrees of knowledge in the field will come away with a clear picture of the wide-ranging effects of psychological testing.
The result is a conceptually stratified look at numerous complex measurement theories and psychometric concepts.
Whereas some textbooks dealing with testing address statistics by giving it a chapter, Kline opts to integrate in-depth statistical analysis wherever appropriate to the topic being presented. This method is very effective, as it gives the reader the complete picture in a single snapshot.
Psychological Testing by Theresa J. Kline is an accessible, easy-to-read book that effectively communicates the current concepts, trends, and controversies in the field of psychological testing. It is ideally suited to professional psychologists wishing to construct or evaluate a psychological test.
Kline's sensible advice will serve them well. This book will be very useful to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers. However the cognitive control is often too rigid and easily disrupted and is in sharp contrast with a healthy lifestyle.
The Dietary Restraint Theory DRT is a psychological model that explains eating problems after following a strict diet. It was demonstrated that the cognitive control over eating often fails under distress or fatigue and that this increases the risk to overeat.
This way, dietary restraint is often alternated with binge eating which lead to weight increase. This pattern is also prevalent in obese children 6.
Furthermore failures of restraint behaviour may cause distress, which in turn fosters emotional eating. To conclude, assessing an challenging dietary restraint attitudes and behaviour is important to guide our understanding and therapy. Emotional Eating Negative emotions due to life events or daily minor stressors affect eating behaviour in some people both during meals and via snacking. Since obese youngsters daily suffer from body dissatisfaction, weight concerns, social isolation and low self-esteem 14 there stress level is increased Moreover, negative emotions are related with poorer obesity treatment outcome in some 16 but not all 14 studies.
In this model mainly eating in the absence of hunger is considered as an effort to regulate negative emotions because food a provides comfort on a psychological level, b reduces arousal on a biological level, c distracts people from their emotional stage and d overshadows negative affect 18, To conclude, assessing emotional eating and exploring the potential underlying factors like stressors, low self-esteem, negative mood, body dissatisfaction or social isolation is relevant as it can guide our therapy.
In this context, assessment of quality of life should also be included. Reward driven eating style Obese children can also show an increased responsiveness to food in the absence of dieting attitudes or emotions. For these children, the sight, smell, taste of food leads to an automatic approach reaction thereby ignoring feelings of satiety.
They can be characterized as high reward sensitive RS Activation of BAS causes behavioural activation and a tendency to approach goals.
Imaging research in adults showed a higher positive association between RS 22 and activation in brain reward areas to appetizing foods relative to bland foods Furthermore, compared to average weight peers obese youngsters show greater activation in brain reward areas in response to food stimuli 24 and in response to food consumption 25 suggesting that obese individuals versus average weight counterparts find palatable foods more rewarding 26, Therefore, we assume that RST can explain a third mechanism underlying disturbed eating.
However, also cognitive processes have to be taken into account.
The dual process model 28 posits that self-regulation or the decision to go for the immediate reward and eat palatable food or to strain for the larger future benefit of weight loss and improved health is the product of the balance between bottom up reward processes and active top down inhibitory control. Research point at parallels between obesity and ADHD in children , and between obesity and other potentially addictive behaviours, all characterised by high RS and deficient inhibitory control 33,