PSY-710C Objective Assessment
3 semester credits
This course combines an exploration of the construct of personality and the conceptual issues in the measurement of personality with specific training in the applied skill of personality assessment using structured tests, primarily the MMPI-2.
Co-requisites: Required co-requisite unless already completed: PSY-710B
Delivery Method: Blended
Grading Default: Letter
1. Know the basic assumptions about the nature of personality and the nature of measurement involved in objective psychological assessment of personality and psychopathology.
2. Know the critique of personality assessment by those who assert the importance of situations and culture in the evaluation or prediction of human functioning.
3. Be familiar with some of the critiques of traditional personality assessment based on other understandings of personality (i.e., CAPS) and other systems of measurement (i.e. Rasch Modeling).
4. Be able to use this information in the critique of psychological tests and in the interpretation of results from psychological testing using the MMPI-2.
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