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psy121 - Psychological assessment and diagnostics (Course overview)
Department of Psychology 12 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2020/2021 Examination
Notes for the module
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 / test construction) 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.
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