This course will cover the basic principles, research, and theories on testing and measurement of psychological constructs. It is expected that students complete the course with knowledge of various techniques for psychological testing; a familiarity of several professionally developed tests; the ability to develop, administer, and interpret certain tests; and knowledge of measurement theory which includes reliability and validity.
Examine legal issues that affect psychological testing.
Explain the role of ethics in psychological testing.
Measures of Emotional and Behavioral Functioning
Explain the difference between personality measures and measures of interests and attitudes.
Analyze measures of emotional and behavioral functioning.
Measures of Cognitive Functioning
Compare and contrast constructs of intelligence and achievement.
Describe theories of intelligence.
Analyze measures of cognitive functioning.
Create a simple test.
Explain the steps in test development.
Measurement and Methods of Measurement
Differentiate populations for which a selected psychological measure is valid.
Analyze psychological measures.
Compare and contrast reliability and validity.
Summarize the major assumptions and fundamental questions associated with psychological testing.
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