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Introduction to Psychological Testing
This is a graduate level introduction to psychological testing. We will cover underlying psychometric issues having to do with tests and measurement. These issues include basic issues of measurement design and instrumentation, scale construction, reliability, validity, and normative analysis. We will introduce psychological tests that are commonly used in clinical and counseling psychology, education, forensic, and industrial settings. Ethical and multicultural issues in testing will be a focus throughout the course.
The teaching methods employed in class will include readings, lectures, class discussions, audiovisual aides, case reviews, and test administration.