Gender Issues in Psychological Testing of Personality and Abilities

  • Nancy Lynn Baker
  • Janelle L. Mason


The breadth of material that falls under the category of psychological testing is vast. For that reason, this chapter is an overview of the psychological testing field in which we address various sources of gender bias in psychological testing. We discuss some of the ways in which context influences both test performance and the broader task of psychological assessment.


Differential Item Functioning Item Response Theory Gender Identity Psychological Test Stereotype Threat 
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  • Nancy Lynn Baker
    • 1
  • Janelle L. Mason
    • 1
  1. 1.Fielding Graduate UniversitySanta BarbaraUSA

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