|Module label||Psychological assessment and diagnostics|
|Credit points||12.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Psychology|
|Verwendbarkeit des Moduls||
Hildebrandt, Andrea (Module responsibility)
Hildebrandt, Andrea (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Hellmann, Andreas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Roheger, Mandy (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Debener, Stefan (Module counselling)
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, test theory and test construction, and will be trained to utilize this knowledge within a research or test development context and in applied settings. With respect to research applications they will learn about traditional and modern test theories and about their usage in the domain of applied psychometrics and the systematic design of interviews and observational methods. From the perspective of applied assessment, students will reflect on the assessment process as a whole. They will learn how to analyze cases (“case conceptualization”), how to plan and conduct the information assessment phase, how to record and summarize collected data and how to integrate across the multitude of information in order to draw conclusions about the case given specific diagnostic strategies (status vs. process assessment and norm oriented vs. criterion oriented assessment, including classificatory decisions). Finally, students will learn about the requirements of test and assessment report generation in written an oral form given a specific applied context. Ethical guidelines and quality norms will be an implicit topic in all courses in the module.
+ Neuropsychological / neurophysiological knowledge
+ interdisciplinary kowledge & thinking
+ ethics / good scientific practice / professional behavior
+ critical & analytical thinking
Part 1: Introduction to Psychological Assessment (lecture): winter and summer
• Psychological assessment as a decision process – descriptive and prescriptive models
• Introduction to test theories (will be detailed in Part 3)
• Assessment methods, their construction and design, quality criteria
• The logic of decision making in the assessment process
• Classificatory decisions
• Psychometrics to single cases
• Summarizing results and writing reports
Part 2: Test Theory and Test Construction (lecture): winter and summer
• Classical test theory
Will be specified in the courses.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||2 Semester|
|Module frequency||The module will start every winter term.|
|Modullevel / module level||MM (Mastermodul / Master module)|
|Modulart / typ of module||Pflicht / Mandatory|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||Part 1 and 2: 2 lectures ; Part 3 and 4: seminars
In both terms, lectures and seminars will alternate to intermingle theoretic and applied contents.
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge||You should know basic statistical concepts as they are also covered in the introductory course statistics. Multivariate statistics is a prerequisite for the psychometric track.|
|Form of instruction||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt||112 h|
|Examination||Prüfungszeiten||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
Parts of the practical exercise need to be completed and handed in at specific dates during winter and summer term.
The module will be tested by a practical exercise (test application and protocol / test construction).
Required active participation for gaining credits: