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.
Summarize the major assumptions and fundamental questions associated with psychological testing.
Compare and contrast reliability and validity.
Analyze psychological measures.
Differentiate populations for which a selected psychological measure is valid.
Explain the steps in test development.
Create a simple test.
Measures of Cognitive Functioning
Analyze measures of cognitive functioning.
Describe theories of intelligence.
Compare and contrast constructs of intelligence and achievement.
Measures of Emotional and Behavioral Functioning
Analyze measures of emotional and behavioral functioning.
Explain the difference between personality measures and measures of interests and attitudes.
Issues in Psychological Testing
Explain the role of ethics in psychological testing.
Examine legal issues that affect psychological testing.
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