Psychological assessment is a hallmark of a clinical psychologist’s training. Standardized measures are used across all areas of psychological research, and provide a critical lens through which we can observe human nature—from diagnostic to characterological, neurocognitive to unconscious, intellectual, social and cultural. 

This course aims at providing methods by which students strive to conceptualize human behavior and individual differences in terms such as skills, aptitudes, attitudes, values, personality, and intelligence. 

 We will examine the concepts of reliability and validity with an eye towards the implications of these constructs to understanding principles of scale development and applications of assessment in clinical and research contexts.