Diagnostic Testing I
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Psychology
Course Number: GPSY 6271
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
This is the first in a sequence of two courses intended to introduce techniques and instruments commonly employed in clinical assessment. The course covers intelligence and personality testing in adults and late adolescents. There is an emphasis on practical experience with a broad range of patient and non-patient populations. Instruments studied include the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, third edition (WAIS-III); Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, second edition (MMPI-2); Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI); Thematic Apperception Test (TAT); Early Memories Test; Projective Drawings; and Bender Gestalt Test. Students practice test administration and interpretation with non-patient volunteer subjects. Prerequisites: GPSY 5152, GPSY 5153, and GPSY 6255; and successful admissions screening by the Clinical faculty; and passing part I of the PhD qualifying examination. Co-requisite: Course to be taken concurrently with GPSY 6275.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions