Principles of Psychological Assessment
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At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Understand the historical and theoretical basis of psychological testing
- Remember, understand, and apply statistical procedures to describe the psychometric properties of a test
- Generate a psychological test and examine its adequacy using empirical procedures
- Understand the theoretical and empirical bases of psychological tests used to assess the main domains of cognition and personality
- Understand the application of psychological tests in a variety of domains of psychological practice (e.g., organisational and clinical contexts)
- 1. Introduction to the unit
- 2. Norms and Reliability
- 3. Reliability and Validity
- 4. Test Construction
- 5. Item Response Theory
- 6. Assessment of Intelligence
- 7. Assessment of Personality
- 8. Ethical issues in the use of psychological assessment
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
MAQ-PSYX2248-Design and Statistics II, or MAQ-PSYX2234-Social and Personality Psychology, or MAQ-PSYX248-Design and Statistics II, or MAQ-PSYX234-Social and Personality Psychology and MAQ-PSYX2246-Cognitive Processes I, or MAQ-PSYX246-Cognitive Processes I ;
PSYX2248 (PSYX248) and one of [PSYX2234(PSYX234) or PSYX2246(PSYX246)
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit is concerned with the assessment of individual differences in intelligence and personality through the use of appropriate psychological tests. Important principles of psychological measurement and assessment are covered, including: standardisation, norms, reliability, test development and validation. The practical program emphasises test development and test administration; scoring and interpretation; and highlights current issues in the use and interpretation of tests.
- Mid-session test (Online multiple choice test) (20%)
- Written Report (1,500 words) (35%)
- Invigilated examination (45%)