Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
    
2022-2023 SGPP Catalog and Handbook
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PYD816 Personality Assessment (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): PYD806  
This course explores the theories and concepts of personality assessment and the instruments typically used to assess personality traits and characteristics. Both objective and projective instruments are examined. Topics include administering, scoring, interpreting, and integrating personality test information with interview, collateral, and background information and cultural features. Emphasis is placed on incorporating personality test results into psychological reports and communicating the results to colleagues, the client, and other interested parties. Ethical issues associated with personality assessment are examined.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate and choose sound personality assessment instruments using rigorous psychometric principles and practices.
  2. Identify and account for strengths and weaknesses of both objective and projective instruments.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to administer, score, and interpret selected personality tests in a manner that is consistent with standard practices and is culturally appropriate.
  4. Apply ethical standards to the use of personality tests.
  5. Integrate test information with interview, collateral, and background information and cultural features.
  6. Communicate test results to colleagues, the clients, and other appropriate parties.



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