1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE APPLICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
2. COURSE CODE ABA 3263
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF DR OTHMAN AB RAHMAN
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME Application Of Psychological Testing is an element of trans-disciplinary foundation of competency for counseling services. Thus a Professional helpers such as counselor need to acquire a strong foundation and understanding on the application of psychological testing to enable them to conduct professional evaluation and assessment on issues related to human development and in preparing client treatment plan. This course will enable students to apply psychological testing to various setting of counseling needs. Students will be able to differentiate between psychological testing and other types of psychological and its application. Student will also learn basic principles in the development of psychological test and item construction.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 6 & Year 3
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

 

Face to face:

L T P/SCL
28 13 13

 

Non-Face to face

O Preparation for final Final Exam
51 12 3

L=Lecture ; T=Tutorial; P=Practical; O=Others

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+13+13+51+12+3=120
7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To expose students to the inventories used in clinical and counseling settings.
  2. To train students on writing the test items
  3. To expose students the ways to administer the psychological test
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  1. Identify the types of psychological testing that can be used in various settings (LO1-C1)
  2. Demonstrate the skills in diagnosing the clients’ problem through the use of psychological test.  (LO2-P2)
  3. Organize a workshop on psychological testing and measurement (LO9-S4)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication skill
  • Professional ethics and moral
  • Leadership skill
  • Teamwork skill
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercise, group work, individual presentation and individual assignment.  Collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course especially through content research. The use of examination and essay assignment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concept in real context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
13. SYNOPSIS This course aims to train students to use the intelligence, aptitude, personality, projective and achievement test. Students are train on the aspects of test administration, scoring and interpretation of test used in different settings related to counseling. This course is a practical involving the clinical and laboratories as well as the computer-administered test.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

  • Individual assignment
  • Group assignment
  • Individual Presentation
  • Quizzes
 

20

20

10

10

Final examination 40
Total 100
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic
Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY EXAM           TOTAL SLT
Lecture Tutorial Practical/SCL Assignment Library search Revision Cont. Assessment Prep. For Final Exam Final exam
Introduction to application of psychological testing and measurement 2 1 3
Interviewing Technique 4 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 15
Intelligence Test 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Measures of Positive Personality Traits 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 11
Measurement of Career and Vocational Interest 4 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 17
Neuropsychological Assessment 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
Anxiety and Stress Assessment 4 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 17
Computers and Psychological Testing 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Test Construction 4 2 2 4 1 2 2 2 19
Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testing 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 12
Final exam 3 3
Total 28 13 13 13 7 16 15 12  3 120
17 References Main references supporting the course

  1. Miller, L.A, McIntire, S.A & Lovler, R.L. (2010). Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach. (3rd ed.). Sage Publications.
  2. Cohen, R.J & Swerdik, M. (2009). Psychological Testing and Assessment. McGraw-Hill.
  3. Kaplan, R.M. & Saccuzzo, D.P. (2009). Psychological Testing: Principles, Applications and Issues. (7th ed.). United States of America: Wardsworth Cengage Learning.
  4.  Gregory, R.J. (2007). Psychological Testing: History, Principles, and Applications. (7th ed.). United States of America: Pearson: Allyn and Bacon.
  5. Sidek Mohd Noah. (2005). Pengujian dan Penilaian dalam Kaunseling. Serdang: Penerbitan UPM.

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Program Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours (week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
TOPIC 1: Introduction to application of psychological testing

2

(WK1)

Be able to describe different types of test used in counseling and clinical settings

Collaborate with team members in activity related to the concept of psychological disorder and its historical concept.

 

LO1

 

LO5

 

CS3

TS3,

LS4

 

Each student will identify the types of test used in counseling and clinical settings

Group discussion activity

Lecturer comments on the ideas and points given and provides advice for further reading.
TOPIC 2: Interviewing Technique

4

(WK2-3)

  1. Be able to explain the interview as a test and the principles of effective interviewing
  2. Collaborate with team members in activity related to the topic discuss
LO3

 

LO5

 

CS2

 

TS3,

 

LS4

Each student will make a role play relating to  the effective interview

Group discussion activity

Lecturer comments on the points given and provides advice for improvement.
TOPIC 3: Intelligence Test

2

(WK4)

  1. Be able to describe well known intelligence tests
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task
LO1

LO3

LO5

CTPS2

TS3,

LS4

Search for the intelligence test and present it verbally to peers and lecturer

Group discussion activity

 

Lecturer comments on the points given and provides reference for further reading.

TOPIC 4: Measures of Positive Personality Traits

2

(WK5)

  1. Be able to describe the types of positive personality traits measurement.
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task for oral presentation.
LO3

 

LO4

TS3,

LS4

KK1

Each students will explain the types of positive personality traits measurement Lecturer comments and provides advice for further readings.
TOPIC 5: Measurement in Career and Vocational Interest

4

(WK6-7)

  1. Be able to describe the types of career and vocational interest inventories.
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task for oral presentation.
LO2 CTPS2 Each students is responsible to find an inventory of career and vocational interest Lecturer will ask the students to prepare for oral presentation.
TOPIC 6: Neuropsychological Assessment

 

 

 

2

(WK8)

i. Be able to describe the

types of neurological assessment in both childhood and adulthood

 

ii- Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task for oral presentation.

 

LO5 TS3,

LS4

Each students will explain the types of neurological assessment for different age range

 

Lecturer will ask the students to prepare for oral presentation.

 

TOPIC 7: Anxiety and Stress Assessment

4

(WK9-10)

  1. Be able to describe thetypes of anxiety scales and the relationship between measures of coping, measures of life stress and measures of social support
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task for oral presentation.
LO2 CTPS2 Searching for the measures of test anxiety, measures of coping and measures social support Lecturer will give opinions to the students and advise for further readings.
TOPIC 8: Computers and Psychological Testing

2

(WK11)

  1. Be able to appreciate the application and use of computers in testing
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task for oral presentation.
LO2 CTPS2 Each students will discuss the role of computers in modern psychological testing Group presentation and lecturer provides advice for improvement.
TOPIC 9: Test Construction

4

(WK12-13)

  1. Be able to discuss the guidelines in constructing a good psychological test.
  2. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task for oral presentation.
LO3 TS3,

LS4

Searching for the well known of a good reliable and valid test Lecturer will give comments on student’s opinions and advice for further readings.
Topic 10 : Ethics and the Future of Psychological Testing

2

(WK14)

  1. Be able to identify human rights as they pertain to testing, describe the current trends and the future prospects in the testing field.
LO6 A4 Each students respects the patients’ rights pertaining to testing Group presentation and lecturer gives comments for improvement.