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Psychological assessment is used by chartered psychologists in a number of areas, including clinical, occupational and forensic applications. The aim of this course is to introduce students to psychometric theory, real life applications of psychological assessment and the legal and ethical issues surrounding test administration.
Topics covered on this lecture based course include: IQ and mood assessment; clinical neuropsychological tests of cognitive dysfunction and memory; assessment of dementia and forensic aspects of assessment (legal malingering).
An ideal course for students intending to secure a career in applied psychology.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
30% Multiple Choice Questions
Alternative Resit Assessment
There are no assessments for this course.
|Students will be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of psychological assessment.
|Students will be able to critically evaluate the issues associated with using and interpreting psychometric tests.
|Students will understand the assessment issues in applying psychometrics to specific populations, e.g. older adults.
|Students will have a broad understanding of the principles of psychometric testing.