Psychodiagnostics and Psychological Assessment

The course is devoted to modern and classical methods of psychodiagnostics, including consideration of such aspects as the reliability of psychometric data and tests, ethical standards, informed consent
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About the course
The course focuses on:
  • the formation of an adequate representation about the diversity of contemporary Psychodiagnostics and Assessment methods
  • deep learning of the current world ethical standards of psychological diagnostics and assessment activity
  • technology of test reliability determination that obtained by different Psychodiagnostics methods
  • studying of classical and contemporary intellect diagnostic approaches, Psychodiagnostics of personality characteristics, talent potential and achievements potential of the person
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Target audience

  • Psychology students.
  • Professional psychologists.
  • Anyone who uses psychology and psychometrics data in their work or is interested in the subject.

What will you learn

The course will make it easy:

  • To master the technology of getting „informed consent“ with a client about Psychodiagnostics and assessment procedure.
  • To assess the compliance of the proposed Psychodiagnostics programs with the final testing objectives.
  • To understand the variety of ways to assess different characteristics of a person.
  • To understand the possibilities of Psychodiagnostics of this or that characteristic of a person with use of various diagnostic techniques.
  • To be able to determine the level of reliability of the received diagnostic data.
Author
Valeria Petrova
Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Psychology, National Research Tomsk State University
Course program
1. Psychodiagnostics as a Science
In the first module we will talk about what Psychodiagnostics is as a science: how it was created, when the accumulated by mankind ordinary knowledge was transformed into a scientific discipline; what a significant Psychodiagnostic procedure is; which results it allows you to get and how they can be used.

  • Goals and Objectives of the Psychodiagnostics Course
  • Historical Background of Contemporary Psychodiagnostics
  • The Object and Features of Contemporary Psychodiagnostics
  • Comparative Characteristic of Psychological Diagnostics and Assessment
  • Ethical Issues and Dilemmas of Psychodiagnostics
  • Current International Standards Psychologist — Psychodiagnostic Activity
2. General Psychodiagnostics and Psychometriсs
This module content forms the basis of the professional competence of the practical psychologist. We will talk about tests reliability and validity. I hope that at the end of this module, you will understand that psychodiagnostics is not only the traditional test with questions like „Are you afraid of the dark?“ and two variants of answers „yes“ and „no“, but something else.

  • Homotheticity and Idiographic Approach of Contemporary Psychodiagnostics
  • Classification of Diagnostic Methods
  • The Structure of Psychological Tests
  • Psychological Tests Reliability
  • Psychological Tests Validity
  • The Representativeness and Types of the Diagnostic Norms
3. Psychodiagnostics of Intelligence
In the third theme, we consider in detail the five classical approaches to the diagnostics of intelligence. And I also want to remark that Psychodiagnostics as a science and as a practice has begun with Psychodiagnostics of cognitive abilities.

  • Diagnostic of Specific Mental Abilities
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Achievement Tests
  • Creativity Tests
  • Diagnostics of Emotional, Social and Ethical Intelligence
4. Traditional Psychodiagnostics of Personality
Now we will take a header ourselves in a classic 20th century Psychodiagnostics. Each month, in the scientific literature there are appearing new tests and methods of psychodiagnostics and assessment. However, if we look at the top 10 of the most popular tests, we face the good old „friends“, which have been used in the practice of psychology for decades.

  • Methods of Collecting Personal Characteristics Empirical Data
  • Traditional Dimensional Approach in Psychodiagnostics
  • Typological Approach to Personality Diagnostics
  • Projective Techniques
  • Substructural Approach to Personality Diagnostics
5. Integrative Approach in Psychodiagnostics
The fifth theme is devoted to integrative approaches in Psychodiagnostics and Assessment of the 21st century, which involves a continuity of intelligence and a person.

  • Diagnostics of Talent Potential
  • Interpersonal Communication Approach to Psychodiagnostics
  • Group Technique of Psychodiagnostics
  • The Narrative Approach to Personality Diagnostics
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Psychodiagnostics and Psychological Assessment
The course is devoted to modern and classical methods of psychodiagnostics, including consideration of such aspects as the reliability of psychometric data and tests, ethical standards, informed consent

What will you get

  • 26 lessons with assignments in a chatbot
  • Author’s presentation: simple, clear and with interest in the subject
  • Free schedule: no deadlines and due dates for assignments
  • All materials are available immediately, you can start learning at a convenient time
  • Professional video and modern graphics
  • Quick contact with technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

What will you learn

The course will make it easy:

  • To master the technology of getting „informed consent“ with a client about Psychodiagnostics and assessment procedure.
  • To assess the compliance of the proposed Psychodiagnostics programs with the final testing objectives.
  • To understand the variety of ways to assess different characteristics of a person.
  • To understand the possibilities of Psychodiagnostics of this or that characteristic of a person with use of various diagnostic techniques.
  • To be able to determine the level of reliability of the received diagnostic data.
Sign up for the course for free. Learning will start in summer 2022
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