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PSYC 552. Psychometrics: Theory & Methods. (3).

Psychological assessment is a standard course in the training of a clinical psychologist and in the social and behavioral sciences in general. Standardized measures are used across all areas of social and behavioral science research and support researchers' ability to understand a variety of areas of interested form intelligence and personality to job performance evaluation. This course exposes students to methods by which social and behavioral scientists effectively measure these constructs. The course will review the philosophical and empirical underpinnings of measurement. Concepts including reliability and validity will be reviewed along with the practical application for conducting analyses in the R statistical programming language.