The primary methods of instruction may include:
- Group activities
- Case study presentations
- Audiovisual media
- Guest lectures.
- Historical overview and implications of cultural context for psychological assessment.
- Ethical principles.
- Assessment as an integrative process.
- Reliability, validity, utility considerations.
- Test development.
- Normal distributions, normative samples, standardization and the meaning of individual scores.
- Statistics of particular importance to psychological testing.
- Psychological assessment applications in:
- Education and training.
- The workplace.
- Psychodiagnostics and psychological treatment.
Students will be able to describe and explain:
- Historical and cultural contexts of and consequent implications for the assessment process.
- Statistical concepts of particular importance to psychological assessment, including reliability, validity and utility, normal distributions, standardization.
- The process of test development.
Students will be able to interpret, calculate or apply statistics of particular importance to psychological testing.
Students will be able to articulate and apply relevant ethical principles.
Students will be able to describe current practices in psychological assessment across a range of service-provision contexts: education and training, forensics, workplace, healthcare, clinical/counselling, neuropsychological.
The course evaluation will be in accordance with Douglas College and Psychology Department policies. Evaluations will be based on the course objectives. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:
|Integrative assessment report:||20%|
|Five exams at 14% each:||70%|
Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:
- Cohen, R.J., & Swerdlik, M. (2013). Psychological testing and assessment (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
- Aiken, L., & Groth-Marnat, G. (2006). Psychological testing and assessment (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.