Assessment of IndivDifferences

Term: Spring 2013

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6255

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the field of psychological assessment. The term psychological assessment is used here in a broad sense to include the measurement of human skills or abilities, aptitudes, values, and aspects of psychological functioning such as intelligence, personality and psychopathology. We will examine reliability, validity, test construction, alternatives to self-report, cultural issues, test bias, and clinical assessment. By the end of the course, students will have the tools to critically evaluate and apply assessment instruments in specific research contexts. Students will complete a semester-long individual project involving the administration, statistical analysis (using SPSS), conceptual and psychometric evaluation of a psychological test. Prerequisiste: GPSY 6133.

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