PSY 330 - Tests and Measurement


This course addresses the basic theories, applications and issues in psychological testing. Topics covered include reliability, validity and norming common to all test construction; legal and ethical issues relevant to psychological testing; major instruments used in the measurement of intelligence, personality, aptitude, and achievement; and, uses of testing in special situations (e.g., clinical and counseling settings, industrial/organizational settings). By the end of this course, students will be able to describe the theory and procedures that underlie the construction, validation and interpretation of psychological tests; demonstrate the administration, scoring, interpretation and reporting of selected tests; demonstrate competence in the use of library and Internet sources of information about psychological tests; and, describe some of the issues involved in the actual use of testing for decision-making. SS (Sp)