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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
conduct psychological assessment and evaluate psychometric measures.
Linked to the following assessments:
The assessment for this course consists of four parts. Completion of the WAIS-IV administration task is compulsory otherwise you will receive an IC grade for this course.
You may need to complete some test administrations out of class time. When you are required to practise administering tests – use yourself or, when it has to be ‘administered’, another class member.
When doing this you (or they) should pretend to be someone else and fill the test in from this perspective.
Help with the practical work on any topic will be available only to those who attended the relevant sessions. If you are unable to attend due to illness or other problems then please let us know through Moodle as close to the time as you can. Where there are valid reasons for non-attendance we will provide help if needed.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Administration of WAIS subtests||
|2. WAIS Report||
12 Apr 2021
|3. In Class Test||
2 Jun 2021
|4. Personality assignment||
14 Jun 2021
Required and Recommended Readings*
Gary Groth-Marnat (2016) Handbook of Psychological Assessment, 6th Edition. (the 5th version from 2009 is also fine)
Much of the material is covered in this book by Groth –Marnat, which is available (electronic copy) from the library catalogue.
There are plenty of other books in the library that contain information on psychological testing and assessment and these will also be useful. Some of these will be mentioned in class, and are on course reserve.
For some assignments you will find the following books (on course reserve) useful:
Lezak, M., et al. (2012). Neuropsychological assessment. 5th Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Strauss, E., Sherman, E.M.S., & Spreen, O. (2006). Compendium of neuropsychological tests: administration, norms, and commentary. New York: Oxford University Press
Please use Moodle to get into contact with us. Feel free to use this to make appointments, ask questions, or seek information about the course or course material. There is a private folder on Moodle for each of you to use for private contacts. Any course related announcements will be made via the News Forum on Moodle.
A communication space for students studying psychology.
Graduate Virtual Common Room
The Graduate Virtual Common Room has been designed to help you locate the resources you are likely to need as a graduate student, to find out what is happening in the School and to network with other graduate students.
Other information of importance to all students which can be accessed on the School of Psychology website at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/subjects/psychology/forms/.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: PSYC307 or PSYCH307 and PSYC337 or PSYCH337
Restricted papers: PSYC581