BESC1433 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Psychological Evaluation, Achievement Test, Trait Theory

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Week 6: ethical and professional issues: define psychological assessment. Psychological assessment: the gathering and integration of psychology-related data for the purpose of making a psychological evaluation tests, interviews, case studies, observation , usually involves assessing personality. Collecting & integrating psychological data for psychological evaluation, through the use of: Interviews: tests, case studies, behavioral observation, and, specially designed apparatuses and, measurement procedures. Tests usually involves: structured technique, used to derive inferences about someone"s behavior or attribute based on their results: Referrals may come from: teachers - schools, school counsellor, court of law, clinicians, medical staff, hr departments, job recruitment agencies, work places. Most tests convert a human behavior into a quantity - i. e. , a number on a scale. Alfred binet (1905: created a test for french school children to assign them to classes based on aptitude (iq test, psych testing and screening used to recruit men into armies during wwi & wwii.

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