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Course Description:

This is a foundation course in psychology. Testing is one of the primary facets of a psychologist’s work, both historically and currently. An understanding of how psychological testing and measurement tools are created and the criteria by which they are judged is an introduction to the methods of the social scientist, especially the psychologist. This course focuses on the principles, applications and issues of psychological testing, with a short introduction on the history of testing. Students will be exposed to the structure and usage of different types of tests and their appropriate usage and limits to usage.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Psychology or equivalent. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Statistics. Quantitative Research: Design and Methods provides an excellent background, but is not required.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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