2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

PSYC 412 Psychological Assessment

This course provides an introduction to psychological test construction, standardization, and the ethical uses of testing in the process of psychological evaluation and clinical treatment. Students explore recently published professional journal articles regarding the uses of misuses of psychological assessment data in clinical practice. Students gain and understanding of the process of administration, scoring, and an introduction to interpretation of psychological assessment tools. Assessment instruments examined in this course include personality inventories, temperament inventories, intelligence tests, psychomotor assessments, projective tests, career and vocational assessments, the process of neuropsychological assessment, and the assessment of attention disorders.Prerequisites: PSY 202 and 210. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)