Psychological Testing on the Internet: New Problems, Old Issues

Jack A. Naglieri, Fritz Drasgow, Mark Schmit, Len Handler, Aurelio Prifitera, Amy Margolis, Roberto Velasquez

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Abstract

The Internet has significantly changed the way people conduct business, communicate, and live. In this article, the authors' focus is on how the Internet influences the practice of psychology as it relates to testing and assessment. The report includes 5 broad sections: background and context, new problems yet old issues, issues for special populations, ethical and professional issues, and recommendations for the future. Special attention is paid to implications for people with disabling conditions and culturally and linguistically diverse persons. The authors conclude that ethical responsibilities of psychologists and current psychometric standards, particularly those regarding test reliability and validity, apply even though the way in which the tests are developed and used may be quite different.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-162
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Naglieri, J. A., Drasgow, F., Schmit, M., Handler, L., Prifitera, A., Margolis, A., & Velasquez, R. (2004). Psychological Testing on the Internet: New Problems, Old Issues. American Psychologist, 59(3), 150-162. https://doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.59.3.150