Psychology 445

PSYC 445:  Psychological Tests and Measurements

Prerequisites: PSYC 301 and junior, senior, or graduate standing

Credit Hours: (3)

Foundations and methodologies of psychological testing, including achievement, ability, interest and personality assessment; problems, issues, developments and future prospects in psychological assessment. Students research, administer, score, interpret and report results of selected psychological tests.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

1. Function and origins of psychological assessment
2. Methodology, Nature, and Use of Psychological Testing
3. Cognitive Assessment
4. Personality Assessment
5. Aptitude, Achievement and Interest Testing
6. Contemporary Issues
7. Ethical, Social, and Legal Considerations


Detailed description of Conduct of Course

A lecture-discussion format will be used, supplemented by small-group interaction and demonstration of assessment devices and issues.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will develop a knowldge of the nature, use, problems, applications, and social implications of psychological assessment by applied psychologists.


Assessment Measures

Graded assignments may include in-class tests, a final examination, quizzes, the assignment and presentation of exercise and projects, and class preparation and participation.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

September 2001 Updated and put in new format Dr. Alastair V. E. Harris