PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

PSY3PAS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with the ability to evaluate and interpret information gathered from measures and approaches used in psychological assessment. The subject will be comprised of three themes covering measurement theory, individual differences, and psychological assessment in applied contexts. Lectures in measurement theory will cover classical and modern psychometric approaches to the construction, implementation, and evaluation of psychological measures. Lectures in individual differences will extend on the coverage of cognitive ability, personality, and emotion offered in PSY1EFP and PSY1CFP, with a focus on assessment. Lectures in applied psychological assessment will cover the issues associated with the appraisal of behaviours, thoughts, interests and emotions across clinical, educational, organisational, and forensic contexts. This subject is a capstone subject in a psychology major.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMathew Marques

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed three of the following subjects [PSY2PRM or PSY2ACH or PSY2DEV or PSY2COG or PSY2SOC]OR must have approval from the subject coordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Cooperate with team members in order to identify and use appropriate information sources to support a written psychometric evaluation of an assessment tool.
02. Cooperate with team members in order to prepare and orally present an empirically based psychometric evaluation of an assessment tool.
03. Independently develop a logical and well-supported written psychometric evaluation of an assessment tool based on empirical evidence.
04. Interpret the information gathered during a typical clinical, educational, organisational or forensic assessment.
05. Synthesise the information typically gathered during a clinical, educational, organisational or forensic assessment into an assessment report.
06. Develop an awareness of the ethical and professional conduct requirements associated with psychological testing and assessment.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMathew Marques

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Case study and psychological report (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Psychometric review of a psychological measure (500,words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Team tutorial PowerPoint presentation (10 mins)N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMathew Marques

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Case study and psychological report (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Psychometric review of a psychological measure (500,words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Team tutorial PowerPoint presentation (10 mins)N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMathew Marques

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Case study and psychological report (1,500-words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Psychometric review of a psychological measure (500,words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Team tutorial PowerPoint presentation (10 mins)N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6