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PS 3011
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor L Phillips

Pre-requisite(s): PS 1009, PS 1010, PS 1509, PS 1510, PS 2015, PS 2016, PS 2515 and PS 2516.

Co-requisite(s): PS 3012 and PS 3014 for Behavioural Studies. PS 3012, PS 3014, PS 3009 for Psychology. PS 3009 for Joint Honours.

The course will outline and evaluate various methods of psychological assessment and the application of psychological tests and will provide students with an understanding of psychometric theory. The course includes some historical background to developments in psychological assessment, considers applications of psychological assessment in a wide range of settings, and includes discussion of legal and ethical issues surrounding test administration and interpretation.

12 week course - 1 one-hour lecture per week and 1 x two-hour tutorial during the course.

1st Attempt: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).

Resit: One 90 minute written examination (75%), in-course written assignment of no more than 2,000 words (20%), activities during tutorials (5%).