PSBA025 Introduction to Psychological Assessment

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Stroupková (lecturer)
Mgr. Monika Vodová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Tue 16:00–17:40 G24
General psychology Methodology
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
Introducing students to the psychodiagnostic proces and basic psychodiagnostic methods.
Learning outcomes
Passing the course the student will gain knowledge about the basic principles of psychodiagnostics, concepts and terminology, history, methods and purpose of psychodiagnostics. Will understand how to proceed in the psychodiagnostic proces, how to communicate with patient or client when administering psychodiagnostic method.
  • Benefits and risks of psychodiagnostics. Basic clinical investigation methods.Psychometric approach. Norm and normality. Variables in psychodiagnostics.Validity and reliability of pychodiagnostics methods. Psychological tests and battery of tests, their types, advantages and limits. Sensitivity and specificity of the tests. Current trends in psychodiagnostics. Ethical testing standards. Basic orientation in psychodiagnostics methods. Computer diagnostics, neuropsychological diagnostics.
    required literature
  • SVOBODA, Mojmír, Pavel HUMPOLÍČEK and Václav ŠNOREK. Psychodiagnostika dospělých (Psychological assessment of adults). Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2013. 487 pp. ISBN 978-80-262-0363-6. URL info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
oral exam or written test
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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