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psy121 - Psychological assessment and diagnostics (Course overview)
Department of Psychology 12 KP
Module responsibility
  • Andrea Hildebrandt
Authorized examiners
  • Andrea Hildebrandt
  • Andreas Hellmann
Module counceling
  • Stefan Debener
module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2020/2021 Examination
Notes for the module
Entry requirements
Enrolment in Master's programme Neurocognitive Psychology.
Time of examination
summer term
Module examination
The module will be tested by a practical exercise (test application and protocol) 90% and an oral presentation of the planned contents 10%.

Required active participation for gaining credits:
  • 2 presentations or test executions
  • handing in 10 excercises
  • participation in discussions on other presentations
  • attendance of at least 70% in the seminars (use attendance sheet that will be handed out in the beginning of the term).
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of module:
Students will acquire specific knowledge about psychological assessment and will be trained to
utilize this knowledge within a research 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 test construction 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 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