Psychological Assessment I: Psychometric Theory

School of Professional Psychology and Health PSY 6331 3.00

The course introduces students to psychometric theory, principles and methods of test development and construction and the use of psychological tests to identify and measure a wide range of human behaviors. Relevant literature, theory, and applications of a variety of psychometric concepts such as measurement, scaling, validity, true test score theory, measurement error, reliability, item analysis, generalizability theory, item response theory, measurement biases, as well as associated statistical methods are covered. The course further provides basic skills in understanding and critical evaluation of a variety of psychological measures including tests of personality, intelligence, and psychopathology. Major issues and controversies associated with psychological assessments and their uses are also covered in the course. MCP or PsyD student

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