This course will cover the basic principles, research, and theories on testing and measurement of psychological constructs. It is expected that students complete the course with knowledge of various techniques for psychological testing; a familiarity of several professionally developed tests; the ability to develop, administer, and interpret certain tests; and knowledge of measurement theory which includes reliability and validity.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
Measurement and Methods of Measurement
- Summarize the major assumptions and fundamental questions associated with psychological testing.
- Compare and contrast reliability and validity.
- Analyze psychological measures.
- Differentiate populations for which a selected psychological measure is valid.
- Explain the steps in test development.
- Create a simple test.
Measures of Cognitive Functioning
- Analyze measures of cognitive functioning.
- Describe theories of intelligence.
- Compare and contrast constructs of intelligence and achievement.
Measures of Emotional and Behavioral Functioning
- Analyze measures of emotional and behavioral functioning.
- Explain the difference between personality measures and measures of interests and attitudes.
Issues in Psychological Testing
- Explain the role of ethics in psychological testing.
- Examine legal issues that affect psychological testing.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
PSY/315 – Statistical Reasoning in Psychology or equivalent
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