|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||27 January 2023|
Assessment of behaviour is central to research in the behavioural sciences and to the practice of psychology. Students could not pursue post-graduate studies, or enter professional practice, without knowledge of the principles underlying psychological assessment, as well as the major techniques of developing, evaluating, and using psychological measures.
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. Students can expect to learn about some of the major tests currently in use, and how these test results are communicated in written reports.