Ask a Librarian
Phone: 1-855-764-4433 (toll free)
(U.S. Eastern Time)
Mon–Thu: 8 a.m. to midnight
Fri: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat–Sun: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PSYC 8551 Required Course Readings
The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.
Enter your myWalden user name and password at the prompt.
Anastasi, A. (1985). Psychological testing: Basic concepts and common misconceptions. In A. M. Rogers & C. J. Scheirer (Eds.), The G. Stanley Hall Lecture Series (Vol. 5, pp.87-120). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Anastasi, A. (1986) Evolving concepts of test validation, Annual Review of Psychology, 37(1), 1-15.
Barrick, M. R., & Mount, M. K. (1991). The Big-Five personality dimensions and job performance: A meta-analysis. Personnel Psychology, 44(1), 1-26.
Bingham, W.V. (1941). Psychological services in the United States Army. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 5(5), 221-224.
Carroll, J.D. and Arabie, P. (1980). Multidimensional Scaling. Annual Review of Psychology, 31(1), 607-649.
Cattell, R. B. (1944). Psychological measurement: normative, ipsative, interactive. Psychological Review, 51(5), 292-303.
Cattell, R. B., & Saunders, D. R. (1950). Inter-relation and matching of personality factors from behavior rating, questionnaire and objective test data. Journal of Social Psychology, 31(2), 243-260.
Clark, L.A., & Watson, D. (1995). Constructing validity: Basic issues in objective scale development. Psychological Assessment, 7(3), pp. 309-319.
Clark, L.A., (2006). When a psychometric advance falls in the forest. Psychometrika, 71(3), 447-450.
Cohen, J. (1968). Multiple regression as a general data-analytic system. Psychological Bulletin, 70, 426-433.
Cohen, J. (1990). Things I have learned (so far). American Psychologist, 45(12), 1304-1312.
Cohen, J. (1994). The earth is round (p < .05). American Psychologist, 49(12), 997-1003.
Cole, N.S. (1981) Bias in testing. American Psychologist, 36(10), 1067-1077.
Cortina, J.M. (1993). What is coefficient alpha? An examination of theory and applications. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(1), 98-104.
Cronbach, L.J. (1957) The two disciplines of scientific psychology. American Psychologist, 12(11), 671-684.
Dawes, R. M., & Corrigan, B. (1974). Linear models in decision making. Psychological Bulletin, 81(2), 95-106.
Dawis, R.V. (1992). Scale construction. Methodological issues & strategies in clinical research. In Kazdin, Alan E. (Ed.); Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association, pp. 193-213.
Flaugher, R.L. (1978) The many definitions of test bias. American Psychologist, 33(7), 671-679.
Gaito, J. (1980). Measurement scales and statistics: Resurgence of an old misconception. Psychological Bulletin, 87(3), 564-567.
Hunsley, J.& Meyer, G.J. (2003). The incremental validity of psychological testing and assessment: conceptual, methodological, and statistical issues. Psychological Assessment, 15(4), 446-455.
Hunter, G.L., & Goebel, D.J. (2008). Salespersons' information overload: Scale development, validation, and its relationship to salesperson job satisfaction and performance. Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, 28(1), 21-35.
Hunter, J. E., & Hunter, R. F. (1984). Validity and utility of alternative predictors of job performance. Psychological Bulletin, 96, 72-98.
Hurtz, G. M., & Donovan, J. J. (2000). Personality and job performance: The big five revisited. Journal of Applied Psychology, 85(6), 869-879.
Lissitz, R.W, & Green, S.B, (1975), Effect of the number of scale points on reliability: A Monte Carlo approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 60(1). 10-13.
Loevinger, J. (1954). The attenuation paradox in test theory. Psychological Bulletin, 51(5), 231-248.
Loevinger, J. (1965). Person and population as psychometric concepts. Psychological Review, 72, 143-155.
Lubinski, D. (2004). Introduction to the special section on cognitive abilities: 100 years after Spearman's (1904) "'General intelligence,' objectively determined and measured." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86(1), 96-111.
MacCallum, R. C., & Tucker, L. R (1991). Representing sources of error in the common factor model: Implications for theory and practice. Psychological Bulletin, 109(3), 502-511.
Meehl, P. E. (1956). Wanted: A good cookbook. American Psychologist, 11, 263-272.
Messick, S. (1995). Validity of psychological assessment: Validation of inferences from persons' responses and performances as scientific inquiry into score meaning. American Psychologist, 50(9), 741-749.
Michell, J. (1986). Measurement scales and statistics: A clash of paradigms. Psychological Bulletin, 100(3), 398-407.
Reckase, M.D. (1996). Test construction in the 1990s: Recent approaches every psychologist should know. Psychological Assessment, 8(4), 354-359.
Preacher, K. J., & MacCallum, R. C. (2003). Repairing Tom Swift's electric factor analysis machine. Understanding Statistics, 2(1), 13–32.
Rothstein, H. R. (1990). Interrater reliability of job performance ratings: Growth to asymptote level with increasing opportunity to observe. Journal of Applied Psychology, 75(3), 322-327.
Salgado, J. F. (1998). Big Five personality dimensions and job performance in Army and civil occupations: A European perspective. Human Performance, 11(2/3), 271-288.
Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. E. (1997). Measurement error in psychological research: Lessons from 26 research scenarios. Psychological Methods, 1(2), 199-223.
Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. E. (1998). The validity and utility of selection methods in personnel psychology: Practical and theoretical implications of 85 years of research findings. Psychological Bulletin, 124(2), 262-274.
Schmitt, N. (1996). Uses and abuses of coefficient alpha. Psychological Assessment, 8(4), 350-353.
Shrout, P. E., & Fleiss, J. L. (1979). Intraclass correlations: Uses in assessing rater reliability. Psychological Bulletin, 86(2), 420-428.
Smith, G.T., McCarthy, D.M., & Anderson, K. (2000). On the sins of short form development. Psychological Assessment, 12(1), 102-111.
Snyder, D. K., Widiger, T. A., & Hoover, D. W. (1990). Methodological considerations in validating computer-based test interpretations: Controlling for response bias. Psychological Assessment, 2(4), 470-477.
Steele, C. M. (1997). A threat in the air: How stereotypes shape intellectual identity and performance. American Psychologist, 52(6), 613-629.
Sweney, A. B., & Cattell, R. B. (1962). Relationships between integrated and unintegrated motivation structure examined by objective tests. Journal of Social Psychology, 57(1), 217-226.
Taylor. H. C., & Russell, J. T. (1939). The relationship of validity coefficients to the practical effectiveness of tests in selection: Discussion and tables. Journal of Applied Psychology, 23(5), 565-578.
Tett R.P., Fitzke J.R., Wadlington P.L., Davies S.A., Anderson M.G., & Foster J. (2009). The use of personality test norms in work settings: Effects of sample size and relevance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 82(3), 639-659.
Thissen, D. & Steinberg, L. (1988). Data analysis using item response theory. Psychological Bulletin, 104(3), 385-395.
Thissen, D., Steinberg, L. & Gerrard, M. (1986). Beyond group mean differences: The concept of item bias. Psychological Bulletin, 99(1), 118-128.
Thurstone, L.L. (1925). A method of scaling psychological and educational tests. Journal of Educational Psychology. 16(7), 433-451.
Thurstone, L.L. (1947). The calibration of test items. The American Psychologist. 2(3), 103-104.
Traub, R.E. & Lam, Y.R. (1985). Latent Structure and item sampling models for testing. Annual Review of Psychology, 36(1), 19.
Wang, X.B., Wainer, H., & Thissen, D. (1995). On the viability of some untestable assumptions in equating exams that allow examinee choice. Applied Measurement in Education, 8(3), 211-225.
Wanous, J. P., & Hudy, M. J. (2001). Single-item reliability: A replication and extension. Organizational Research Methods, 4(4), 361-375.
Whitely, S. E. (1983). Construct validity: Construct representation versus nomothetic span. Psychological Bulletin, 93(1), 179-197.
Wiggins, J. S., & Pincus, A. L. (1992). Personality structure and assessment. Annual Review of Psychology, 43, 473-504.
Young, F. W. (1984) Scaling, Annual Review of Psychology, 35(1), 55-81.
Psychology Recommended Databases
Psychology Suggested Resources
Top Five Journals in Psychology: