Psychological Assessment

This module introduces the techniques of psychological assessment that are widely used by practising psychologists. Content will include the properties of assessment techniques; the context of assessment and its applications in a clinical setting; practical, social, and ethical considerations in assessment; and an introduction to the assessment of individual differences in intelligence, cognition and ability/ disability. Students will be exposed to some commonly used psychological tests. They will learn to follow the standardised rules of administration, how to use test manuals to interpret test scores, and how to construct a professional psychological report from their findings.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-0-9.5
Pre-requisite(s): Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3236, with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week