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:
    An introduction to the historical use of psychological testing, along with its principles and current applications. This course provides an insight into how psychological tests and psychometrics are developed, how to identify quality psychological assessment tools, and an introduction on the application of intellectual and personality tests that are commonly uses in the profession.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes:
    By the end of this course, students should achieve the following Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and uses of psychological tests 1.1 An understanding of the development of psychological tests and the purpose of such form of assessment
    2. Gain insights on the use of statistics as means to inform the validity and reliability of psychological assessments, screening tools, and tests. 2.1 Be able to understand simple statistic jargons and its meaning.

    2.2 Learn the importance of statistical significance the research of psychological tests.

    3. Exhibit their ability to understand the applications of the various types of psychological assessment tools (e.g., intellectual, personality, and projective tests) 3.1 Be able to explain the usage of the different types of psychological assessment tools (e.g., intellectual, personality, and projective tests)

    3.2 When to use such tools and the purpose of the usage.

  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
    Topic
    • Implementation and Attributes of Psychological Testing
    • Origins of Psychological Testing
    • Norms and Reliability
    • Validity and Test Construction
    • Intelligence and Achievement: Theories and Tests
    • Ability Testing: Group Tests and Controversies
    • Assessing Special Populations
    • Foundations of Personality Testing
    • Evaluation of Normality and Individual Strengths
    • Neuropsychological Testing
    • Industrial, Occupational, and Career Assessment

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