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Psychological Assessment - PYC4807

Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMPYC80
Purpose: The paper in psychological assessment provides the student with a grounding in psychometric test theory and illustrates the practical application of knowledge of psychological testing in situations such as the classroom, industry and clinical settings. The emphasis is not on how to use particular tests, but on responsible test use and meaningful interpretation of psychological test data. Knowledge of psychological testing and the correct use of test results are a professional responsibility, as well as being of considerable personal interest. This paper is particularly relevant for students interested in professional training but will also be useful to anyone with an interest in the assessment of human functioning.