Catalogue 2019 - 2020

PSY 307 Psychological Assessment


3 cr.


PSY 101 and PSY 207 or BIS 220 or the equivalent, or permission of the chair.

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.