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Psychological Assessment

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: PSY80113

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides instruction and practical experience in administering and scoring psychological tests as well as assessment report
writing. Topics covered include the basic technical and methodological principles of testing (e.g., reliability, validity, norms, and test
construction) and some exposure to the tests currently used by psychologists. The unit also includes an overview of evidence based
assessments and their role in intervention. The learning activities are designed to give students practical knowledge of psychological


  • Introduction to assessment/The assessment interview
  • Intelligence testing
  • Personality assessment
  • Interests and aptitudes assessment
  • Memory testing
  • Behavioural measurement
  • Integrative report writing
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Consideration of test-taker characteristics such as age, culture, and language background, including considerations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander test-takers
  • Integrating psychological assessment with psychological interventions
  • Writing reports for different audiences (e.g., clients, other health care professionals)