Psychological Testing and Measurement Course 631

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Listing Type : Courses
Location : Pakistan / Punjab / Lahore
Condition : Starter
Institution : Virtual University Pakistan

Psychological Testing and Measurement

Psychology Course code 631


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Dr. Sarah Shahed
Ph .D in Psychology
Punjab University, Quaid-e-Azam University, University of Surrey U.K.

Course Content

Psychological Assessment and Tests,

  1. Historical Background of Psychological Testing,
  2. Types of Tests and Their Significance,
  3. The Testing Process:
  4. Test Administration and Test Taking,
  5. Test Norms, Domain Referenced Test Interpretation,
  6. Test Construction, Item Writing,
  7. Reliability, Types of Reliability, Reliability in Specific Conditions and Allied Issues,
  8. The validity, Decision Theory, Threats to Validity and Related Issues,
  9. Item Analysis, Assessment of Intellectual and Cognitive Abilities, Measurement of Intelligence testing,
  10. Piagetian Approach: Measurement of Cognitive Development, Individual Tests of Ability for Specific Purposes, Group Testing, Specific Purposes Tests, Tests for Special Populations,
  11. Personality Testing, Objective / Structured Tests of Personality, Projective Personality Tests, Personality: Measurement of Interests and Attitudes, Locus of Control, Health and Self-efficacy, Alternate Approaches to Personality Assessment, Testing and Assessment in Health Psychology, Measuring Personal Characteristics for Job Placement, Achievement and Educational Tests, Multicultural Testing, Adaptive Testing, and Other Issues,
  12. Social and Ethical Considerations in Testing, Assessment and Psychological Testing in Clinical & Counseling Settings

Course Synopsis

This course encompasses the basic concepts of psychological measurement. Psychological Testing and Measurements focuses on creating an understanding of the basic concepts of psychological testing and major developments in the history of psychological testing. It is about the awareness of the steps and qualities required in the construction of a good test, the role of testing in counseling, clinical, organizational and educational setting and the tests applied on the special population and how they differ from the tests applied on the normal population. The main focus of the course is on introducing essential terminology, theories, concepts, types of psychological tests, measurement procedures, socio-cultural variables affecting measurement, and modern trends. Practical application of knowledge, besides developing know-how of theoretical constructs, will be encouraged.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the relevance of psychological tests in contemporary society.
  • Analyze the various techniques, tests, and practices used in various fields of psychology.
  • Summarize the importance of testing in making the decision in relation to different fields.
  • Find the relationship of testing with our society.
  • Discuss various tests used in different fields of psychology.


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