PSY 4560: Psychological Assessment


Overview of the fundamental principles in the development and use of psychological tests. The course will explore a variety of psychological tests, including objective and subjective personality tests, intelligence and achievement tests, neuropsychological tests, and other tests used in special settings.


  1. Discuss the nature and ethical uses of psychological testing, including its origins and history.
  2. Explain the importance of psychological assessment, including reliability, validity, norms, test standardization, and test development.
  3. Describe individual and group tests of intelligence and achievement, including uses, characteristics, and applications for testing special populations.
  4. Identify the different theories of personality corresponding to objective personality measures, such as the MMPI-2.
  5. Identify the different theories of personality corresponding to subjective personality measures, such as the Rorschach Inkblot Test.
  6. Describe assessment of normal personality traits using measures such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
  7. Analyze the approaches to neuropsychological assessment and the supplemental information gathered when completing a neuropsychological evaluation.
  8. Select the appropriate psychological tests to measure presenting psychological issues in a case study.
  9. Discuss applications of testing to various settings such as industrial, occupational, forensic, and neurological.
  10. 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: 7)

Publisher: Pearson (2014)
Author: Gregory, R. J
ISBN: 978-0-205-95925-9
Price: $166.47

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