Skip to main content
USQ Logo
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour

Short Description: Assessment of Behaviour
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090701 - Psychology
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: PSY2100


The course begins with coverage of the basic principles of psychological testing: ethical practice in testing, theories relevant to psychological testing, test reliability and validity, norms, and how each of these aspects inform the evaluation and use of psychological tests. Students then apply these foundational principles to various aspects in which testing is conducted e.g. intelligence, personality, vocational aptitude and interests, clinical and neuropsychological functioning, and the unique aspects associated with testing in a legal context. Students can expect to learn about some of the major tests currently in use, and how these test results are communicated in written reports.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2019 Online