Singapore University of Social Sciences

Psychometrics and Psychological Testing

Psychometrics and Psychological Testing (PSY453)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities and Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


The aim of PSY453 Psychometrics and Psychological Testing is to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills relevant to the theory and use of psychological testing and assessment. It examines the principles, ethics and applications of psychological testing in various settings.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Definition of Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Ethical Consideration in Psychological Assessment
  • Norms and Standardisation
  • Reliability and Validity
  • Theories and Measures of Intelligence
  • Tests of Intelligence
  • Personality and Behavioural Assessments
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Application of Psychological Assessments in the Education Setting: Early Childhood and Learning
  • Application of Psychological Assessments in the Education Setting: Special Education
  • Application of Psychological Assessments in the Clinical Setting
  • Application of Psychological Assessments in the Organisational Setting

Learning Outcome

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of psychological testing and assessments.
  • Differentiate among the various types of psychological tests and assessments.
  • Examine the use and application of psychological testing and assessment in the real world.
  • Critique the use of psychological tests pertaining to their psychometric properties, strengths and limitations.
  • Assess the appropriateness of the psychological tests to the nature and the purpose of the assessments.
  • Evaulate the effectiveness of various psychological tests and assessments.
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