|Short Description:||Assessment of Behaviour|
|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|
|Version produced :||1 June 2020|
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.