PSYC371 Psychological Testing

Updated: 27 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory Dates to be advised.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 18cp at 200 level in PSYC including PSYC202 or candidature in BAudiometry and PSYC101 and PSYC102 and PSYC202; or candidature in GradDipPsych or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway)
Co-requisites GradDipPsych or BPsycSc (Graduate entry pathway) students only: 18cp at 200 level in PSYC including PSYC202
Restrictions PSYC201 or PSYC301 or PSYC471
Notes None
Combined Units PSYC471 - Psychological Testing
Coordinator(s) Elizabeth Temple (
Unit Description

This unit covers theoretical and applied aspects of measuring and explaining individual differences in intelligence, personality, and ability. Lectures and practical sessions cover reliability, validity, test development, and the application of psychological tests to various fields. Students develop skills and knowledge associated with survey development and analysis, scientific writing, and online survey hosting.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate coherent knowledge of the essential theoretical issues associated with the measurement of individual differences and abilities;
  2. evaluate and apply judgement to the development, administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological tests;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the main legal and ethical issues associated with psychological testing; and
  4. use analysis software and write scientific reports that model skills which contribute toward life-long application in a professional career.