This topic will familiarise students with the theories and methods of assessment in professional psychology. This is a practical topic in which students will develop proficiency in the selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of standardised tests commonly administered in psychology practice. This will include child and adult intelligence tests, achievement tests, memory tests, personality tests, and tests of clinical and mental health. Students will acquire skills in integrating information from multiple sources and professional report writing. Issues related to assessment in special populations and diverse groups will also be considered.
This topic aims to: