This course provides an advanced treatment of those aspects of psychology that relate to the measurement of human characteristics and introduces the discipline of psychological assessment.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Exam dates2019Trimester 1, 13 Jun 2019
- 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Psychology.
If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
The course content concentrates on providing students with the conceptual background necessary for gaining an understanding of the underpinning theories and practical/interventionist aspects of psychological assessment. Hence this course aims to achieve a balance between theory and practice, and to provide students with insight into the importance of such a balance.
Upon completing this course you should be able to:
- Understand and critically evaluate the theories under-pinning the design, development and use of selected psychological tests.
- Understand the limitations of selected approaches to measuring differences in human ability and performance on a range of dimensions (e.g. intelligence and personality).
- Understand the ethical issues surrounding and influencing the use of psychological tests and scales.
- Understand the factors involved in measuring and predicting employee performance.
- Correctly use a range of psychological tests, including those that measure intelligence, personality, aptitude, and interest.
If you study 73326 Personality and Individual Differences and 73325 Psychological Assessment, and need to purchase tests as part of your employment, you can be considered for test user registration with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). This may give you access to mental health and behavioural tests used in specialised fields.
To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
Assessment 50% In-course; 40% Examination; 10% Supervised workshop.
For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.
As part of this course you must attend a full day workshop in either Auckland or Wellington. This will be held in early May.
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: