Psychological Testing and Assessment

Psychological Testing and Assessment

  1. Module Title: Psychological Testing and Assessment
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 346
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description:
    This course aims to inform students about the characteristics, objectives, and wide-ranging effects of Psychological Testing. The course introduces the basic principles of psychological measurement and evaluation. It includes the historical background, functions and uses of established Psychological Tests. Additionally, the course seeks to examine the latest versions of the most widely used tests as well as the subtleties of the testing process.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Develop an understanding of the ethical values in Psychological Testing and Assessment
    2. Identify the common types of Psychological Assessment Tools and procedures used in the measurement of areas such as Intelligence, Neuropsychology and Personality
    3. Understand the strengths and limitations prominent in various Psychological Assessment Tools and procedures
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59


    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

  7. Course Outline
    • Introduction to Psychological Testing
    • Ethical and Legal Issues in Testing
    • Intelligence Testing (I)
    • Intelligence Testing (II)
    • Neuropsychology Assessments
    • Personality & Projective Tests
    • Applications of Psychological Testing

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