Catalogue 2014 - 2015

PSY 307 Psychological Assessment


3 cr.


PSY 101 and PSY 207 or BIS 220 or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course considers the application of the basic principles associated with psychological tests and assessment measures as a systematic means of sampling, describing, and understanding individual behavior. Tests of ability, achievement, aptitude, and personality are presented along with the importance of situating test results within a broader ecological framework. Additional topics include historical considerations, continuing controversies, collection and evaluation of observational data, basic principles of test construction, and appropriate test selection.