Week 3 – Assignment
Discipline Based Literature Review
In this assignment you will choose three general topics of interest to you related to psychological assessment from the list below.
· Infants and preschool-aged children
· Children ages 5 through 12 years
· Children with neurodevelopmental disorders
· Neuropsychological assessment of adolescents
· Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders
· Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
· Adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
· Adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
· Intellectual assessment of adults
· Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
· Individuals with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
· Individuals with intellectual disabilities
· Individuals with autism spectrum disorders
· Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder
· Individuals with depressive disorders
· Individuals with neurocognitive disorders
· Individuals with hearing impairments
· Individuals with visual impairments
· Gifted individuals
· Individuals who have served in the military
Research five peer-reviewed articles in the Ashford University Library that were published within the last 15 years, including a minimum of one article for each of your three chosen topics. In your paper, begin with an introduction that describes the role of assessment in diagnosis and treatment. Using your researched articles, compare at least two psychological or educational tests and/or assessment procedures for each of the topics chosen. Analyze and describe the psychometric methodologies employed in the development and/or validation of the tests and/or assessment procedures associated with each of the three topics. Debate any relevant approaches to assessment of the constructs being evaluated by any tests and assessments you described. Include an analysis of any challenges related to assessing individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds for each of the three topics. Conclude by evaluating the ethical and professional issues that influence the interpretation of testing and assessment data. You may cite from your textbook to assist you in the development of your introduction and the conclusion of your paper; however, the textbook cannot count as one of the five required peer-reviewed articles.
Writing the Literature Review
The Literature Review:
· Must be 6 to double-spaced pages in length (not including title or references pages) and must be formatted according to APA style
· Must include a title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
· Must begin with an introduction that describes the role of assessment in diagnosis and treatment.
· Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
· Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your evaluation addressing the current use of psychological tests and the role of assessment in diagnosis and treatment.
· Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources published within the last 15 years, all of which come from the Ashford University Library.
· Must document all sources in APA style
· Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
Gregory, R. J. (2014). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
· This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.
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Johnson, R. (2013). Forensic and culturally responsive approach for the DSM-5: Just the FACTS. Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 17(1), 18-22. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.
McDermott, P. A., Watkins, M. W., & Rhoad, A. M. (2014). Whose IQ is it?—Assessor bias variance in high-stakes psychological assessment. Psychological Assessment, 26(1), 207-214. doi: 10.1037/a0034832
Morgeson, F. P., Campion, M. A., Dipboye, R. L., Hollenbeck, J. R., Murphy, K., & Schmitt, N. (2007). Are we getting fooled again? Coming to terms with limitations in the use of personality tests for personnel selection. Personnel Psychology, 60(4), 1029-1049.
Peterson, M. H., Griffith, R. L., Isaacson, J. A., O’Connell, M. S., & Mangos, P. M. (2011). Applicant faking, social desirability, and the prediction of counterproductive work behaviors. Human Performance. 24(3), 270–290. doi:10.1080/08959285.2011.580808
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