PSMA001 Psychological Assessment of Adults

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Mojmír Svoboda, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Stroupková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Monika Vodová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
The course is a continuation of Methodology I and II, Fundamentals of Psychological Assessment and other courses concerning personality structure and traits. It is followed by the courses of Psychological Assessment of Children and Adolescents, Psychotherapy, etc.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to present a systematic overview of psychological assessment metods and briefly introduce the principles of their construction and psychometric properties. The general purpose is to provide students with instruments for the exploration of human mind.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be acquainted with psychological assessment terminology, and will be able to plan and implement the assessment procedure, select and apply appropriate assessment methods in accordance with the ethical standards, and write a report based on the psychological examination of a patient/client.
  • Issues and topics:
  • Methodological principles of psychological assessment of adults,
  • Brief overview of history of development and use of methods, ethical principles of using the methods,
  • Clinical methods (observation, interview, case history),
  • Test methods, the principle and classification,
  • Mental ability tests (simple) ,
  • Mental ability tests (complex),
  • Tests of specific abilities, tests of art abilities, didactic tests,
  • Tests of memory and creativity,
  • Tests of organicity,
  • Projective tests, the principle, overview, classification,
  • Verbal projective tests,
  • Drawing projective tests,
  • Handling projective tests (choice tests),
  • Objective personality measurement,
  • Questionnaires and inventories, the principle, overview, classification,
  • Unidimensional questionnaires and inventories,
  • Multidimensional questionnaires and inventories,
  • Rating scales, the principle, overview, classification,
  • Subjective rating scales,
  • Objective rating scales,
  • Computer-assisted psychological assessment,
  • Writing a report.
    recommended literature
  • Šípek, J. (1996). Projekce a projektivní metody v psychodiagnostice. Praha: Propsy.
  • Svoboda,M., Řehan, V. a kol. (2004). Aplikovaná psychodiagnostika v České republice.Brno:MSD.
  • Svoboda, M.: Psychologická diagnostika dospělých. Portál, Praha 1999.
  • Říčan, P., Ženatý, J. (1998). K teorii a praxi projektivních technik. Bratislava: Psychodiagnostické a didaktické testy.
  • Stančák, A. (1996). Klinická psychodiagnostika dospelých. Nové Zámky: Psychoprof.
  • GROTH-MARNAT, Gary and A. Jordan WRIGHT. Handbook of psychological assessment. Sixth edition. Hoboken: Wiley, 2016. xii, 911. ISBN 9781118960646. info
  • GREGORY, Robert J. Psychological testing : history, principles, and applications. 7th ed., global ed. Harlow, Essex: Pearson, 2015. 589 s. ISBN 9781292058801. info
  • SVOBODA, Mojmír. Psychodiagnostika dospělých. (Multimediální učebnice psychodiagnostiky). (Psychodiagnostic of adults. (Multimedia Coursebook of Psychodiagnostic).). Brno, MU: Masarykova univerzita, 2005. 150 pp. prvni vydani. info
  • KLINE, Paul. The handbook of psychological testing. Second edition. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis group, 2000. vii, 744. ISBN 9780415211581. info
  • SVOBODA, Mojmír. Metody psychologické diagnostiky dospělých. Praha: CAPA, 1992. ISBN 80-7064-036-5. info
  • SVOBODA, Mojmír, O. KONDÁŠ and A. STANČÁK. Psychodiagnostika dospelých (Psychodiagnostics of Adults). Martin: Osveta, 1992. ISBN 80-217-0357-1. info
    not specified
  • Dictionary of psychological testing, assessment and treatment. Edited by Ian Stuart-Hamilton. 2nd ed. London: Jessica Kingsley, 2007. 285 p. ISBN 1843104946. info
Teaching methods
The course involves interactive lessons employing multimedia and in-class demonstration of the use of widely used psychological assessment methods.
Assessment methods
There are two consecutive lessons once a week. The course is completed with an oral exam. Psychological Assessment is also one of the obligatory areas of the State Exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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