Class Psychological Evaluation (Fundamentals)

  • Presentation


    Promote the development of knowledge and skills regarding the multidimensionality of psychological assessment methods and techniques and the appropriateness of their application in
    various practical contexts.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Psychological assessment

    1.1. History and evolution of psychological assessment

    1.2. The process of psychological assessment: definitions, concepts and objectives

    2. Ethical and deontological issues in psychological assessment

    3. The importance of multi-method assessment

    3.1. Observation

    3.2. Interview

    3.3. Self and hetero assessment

    4. Psychological assessment: theoretical models

    4.1. Assessment of intelligence and cognitive functions

    4.2. Personality assessment

    4.3. Psychopathology assessment

    5. Psychological assessment specificities in different contexts

  • Objectives


    CU has the following learning objectives:

    LO1. Identify and describe the key principles of psychological assessment

    LO2. Compare and critically categorize the different theoretical perspectives in the field of psychological assessment

    LO3. Apply skills of analysis and evaluation of ethical issues involved in the process of psychological assessment

    LO4. Recognize, in an integrated way, the different methodologies in the field of psychological assessment

    LO5. Explore the use of various methods and different sources of information in psychological assessment, allowing the incorporation of knowledge and skills centered on the multidimensional nature of psychological assessment

    LO6. Acquisition and validation of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the planned use of psychological assessment instruments

    LO7. Understanding and discriminating the specificities of psychological assessment in different contexts.


  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Different teaching methodologies will be used:

    - Expository, demonstrative, and interrogative moments, based on various support materials, use of conceptual maps

    - Brainstorm and small group activities in the classroom, followed by a discussion

    - Video viewing and observation grids training

    - Modeling and guided rehearsal of different interview techniques, followed by peer and group discussion

    - Provide students with contact with psychological assessment materials

    - Simulation of the application of psychological assessment instruments

    - Role-playing, discussion, and feedback activities by the teacher and peers.

  • References


    Cohen, R. J., Swerdlik, M. E. (2017). Psychological testing and assessment: An introduction to testsand measurement (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
    Goldfinger, K., & Pomerantz, A. M. (2013). Psychological assessment and report writing. London: Sage Publications.
    Groth-Marnat, G., Wright, A. J. (2016). Handbook of psychological assessment (6th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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