PSYC429 - Assessment in Psychological Practice: Foundation Skills and Professional Issues

10 cp
Prerequisites
Nil
Teaching Organisation

This unit is designed to extend the knowledge and skills that have previously been taught in a three-year undergraduate psychology program and provide a basis of professional knowledge and skills for of psychological testing and assessment.

This unit covers principles and methods of psychological test construction, administration and interpretation of widely used standardised psychological test instruments. The unit familiarises students with the theoretical and empirical foundation that underpin the implementation, and interpretation of some of the more widely used cognitive/intelligence, neuropsychology and personality assessment tools.

The aim of this unit is to facilitate the acquisition of a pre-professional level of understanding of psychological testing and assessment tools that underpin psychological practice.