Psychological Assessment Workshop (PSY4212.01)

David Anderegg

This advanced seminar will focus on techniques of psychological test construction.  Issues of reliability and validity of psychological tests will be explored as we construct and validate “new” projective tests based upon traditional models. We will explore scoring systems from the standpoint of theoretical and empirical utility. This will be a hands-on workshop and students will be expected to develop their tests and use them in the real world. Familiarity with research design (measures of validity and reliability) would be helpful but not required.

Prerequisites: At least two courses in psychology, preferably “Normality and abnormality” and/or “Theories of psychotherapy.” Admission is by permission of instructor. Students should send a brief paragraph via e-mail describing (a) the student's current term; (b) previous courses taken in psychology; (c) how this course fits into their Plan. Please e-mail danderegg@bennington.edu.
Credits: 4
M 8:00am – 9:50am; Th 8:00am – 9:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 15
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, David Anderegg, Four Credit, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, Psychology, Updates.