Course objectives:

The main objectives of this course will be to give an over view of historical points of psychological assessment, orientation of basic theoretical and practical concepts of psychological assessment and to understand the basic concepts and rules of test construction and validation.

Course Description

This course has been designed to introduce the basic concepts and principles of psychological assessment. Moreover, this course introduces the students to the basic theoretical psychometric concepts and use of psychological tests. The main course objectives include understanding of the basic principles of psychological measurement and the techniques of test construction, administration and validation. Test rationale, construction, characteristics and the use of evaluation are emphasized. Understanding reliability, validity and understanding social and cultural factors related to the assessment and evaluation of individuals, groups and specific populations.

Recommended Books:

  1. Anastasia, A. (1988). Psychological testing (6th ed.). New York: Macmillan. Anastassi,A., &Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing (7th ed.). New York: Prentice-Hall Inc.
  2. Cronbach, L. J. (1970). Essentials of psychological testing (3rd ed.). London: Harper & Row Publishers.
  3. Thorndike R. L., & Hagen, E. P. (1995). Measurement and evaluation in psychology and education (4th Ed.). New York: Macmillan.