PSY 4560


Overview of the field of psychological testing and the fundamental principles and procedures applicable to all types of psychological tests. Explores various types of psychological testing.


  1. Discuss the nature and ethical uses of psychological testing, including its origins and history.
  2. Explain the importance of reliability, validity, norms, test standardization, and test development in psychological assessment.
  3. Describe the uses, characteristics, and types of individual and group tests of intelligence and achievement, including applications for testing special populations.
  4. Identify the different theories of personality and corresponding personality tests, including projective techniques, self- report measures such as the MMPI-2, and assessment of normal personality traits using measures such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
  5. Analyze the approaches to neuropsychological assessment and the supplemental information gathered when completing a neuropsychological evaluation.
  6. Select the appropriate neuropsychological test to measure brain-behavior relationships.
  7. Discuss applications of testing to industrial, occupational, and forensic settings.
  8. Apply the use of psychological testing as it relates to the law, including legal cases from the school systems, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and legal issues in employment.


  1. PSY 1010


Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (Rev: 6)

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon (2011)
Author: Gregory, R. J
ISBN: 978-0-205-78214-7
Price: $156.55

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