Apr 22, 2021  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 708 - Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment

Assessment is an essential skill for psychologists in clinical and research settings. This course will cover the fundamentals of cognitive assessment, including test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. The Wechsler tests of intelligence, achievement, and memory are among the most frequently used measures in clinical psychology, and they will be highlighted in this course. We will also discuss the importance of interviewing and history taking in cognitive assessment, classic and modern conceptualizations of intelligence, ethics in assessment, and sociocultural factors. Classroom presentations and discussions will emphasize evaluation of clinical and case materials that are often the focus of clinical referral (e.g., mental retardation, attention deficit [hyperactivity] disorder, and learning disabilities).

Credits: 3