PSYC 359(F) Psychological Testing and Measurement

This course focuses on the development and applications of psychological testing. Test construction, issues of reliability and validity, and the history of assessment will be reviewed. We will focus on clinical applications of intelligence, personality, and neuropsychological tests as well as how these tests guide diagnostic and treatment decisions. We will also study the limitations of psychological tests and the controversies surrounding them. Format: seminar. Requirements: participation in class discussion, a mid-term exam a final term paper (including a class presentation). Prerequisite: Psychology 232 or Psychology 242 or Psychology 252. Enrollment limit: 19 (expected: 15). Preference given to Psychology majors.