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psy120 - Psychological assessment and diagnostics (Complete module description)
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Module label Psychological assessment and diagnostics
Modulkürzel psy120
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Department of Psychology
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Neurocognitive Psychology (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Debener, Stefan (Module counselling)
Hellmann, Andreas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will acquire specific knowledge about psychological assessment and shall be able to utilize the knowledge both within a research context and within an applied context.
Ability to analyse a psychological question in terms of psychological assessment, design and plan the assessment process, select appropriate means, techniques and instruments, apply methods and conduct measurements, analyse and combine gathered information, draw conclusions, write reports and deliver expert opinion, reflect on the assessment process, follow ethical and professional rules.
Module contents
Part 1: Introduction to Psychological Assessment
• models and approaches
• methods, processes, guidelines
• theory of testing, approaches to test construction
Part 2: Psychological Testing
• types of tests
• exercises in testing / practising tests
Part 3: Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychology
• specific knowledge
• exercises in testing / practising tests
• Coaley, K. (2009) An introduction to psychological assessment and psychometrics. London: Sage.
• Kaplan, R. & Saccuzzo, D. P. (2009) Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications, and Issues. Belmont: Wadsworth.
• Fernández-Ballesteros, R. (ed., 2003) Encyclopedia of psychological assessment. London: SAGE. Vol. 1 & 2.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 2 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The module will be offered every winter term and lasts two semesters.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Part 1: 1 lecture (2 SWS)
Part 2: 1 seminar (2 SWS)
Part 3: 1 seminar (2 SWS)
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 28
Seminar 4 56
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module