PSY417 Psychodiagnostics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY417 Psychodiagnostics 3 0 6
Prerequisite PSY103 It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Orkun Aydın Office Hours / Room / Phone
Tuesday:
15:00-17:00 via Teams
E-mail oaydin@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The psychodiagnostics course strives to present adequate representation about the diversity of contemporary Psychodiagnostics and Assessment methods; learning of the current world ethical standards of psychological diagnostics and assessment activity; technology of test reliability determination that obtained by different Psychodiagnostics methods; studying of classical and contemporary intellect diagnostic approaches, Psychodiagnostics of personality characteristics and achievements potential of the person.
Textbook 1. Groth-Marnat, G. (2003). Handbook of psychological assessment. Willey & Sons, New Jersey. 2. Heilburn, K. (1992). The Role of Psychological Testing in Forensic Assessment. Law and Human Behavior, Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 257-272.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain roots and definitions of contemporary psychodiagnostics.
  2. Identify and explain psychopathology and abnormal behaviour.
  3. Understand and explain different methods of psychodiagnostic assessment and procedures.
  4. To understand the variety of ways to assess different characteristics of a person with use of various diagnostic techniques.
  5. To be able to determine the level of reliability of the received diagnostic data and to write reports.
Teaching Methods Class discussions with examples. Group workouts for engaged learning and continuous feedback on progress. Individual and grouped discussions. Visual and written materials will be supplied.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction, syllabus presentation, course presentation
Week 2 Psychodiagnostics : An Introduction to basic theories and paradigms in psychodiagnostics Chapters 1,2 in the textbook
Week 3 Behavioral assessment Chapter 4 in the textbook
Week 4 Psychological diagnostic interview (overview of interview process) Chapter 3 in the textbook
Week 5 Psychological diagnostic interview (structured diagnostic interviews),quiz Chapter 3 in the textbook
Week 6 Assessment methods of the intelectual abilities of the adults Chapeter 5 in the textbook
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 Asessment methods of the personality traits and characteristics of the adults Chapter 7 in the textbook
Week 9 Projective techniques in psychodiagnostics Chapters 10,11 in the textbook
Week 10 Psychological self-assessment scales and questionnaires Chapter 13 in the textbook
Week 11 Neuropsychological assessment techniques Chapter 12 in the textbook
Week 12 Neuropsychological assessment techniques, group assignment presentations Chapter 12 in the textbook
Week 13 Psychological assessment of personality, intellectual and other abilities of the children Chapters 5,7 in the textbook
Week 14 Psychodiagnostic issues in Forensic Psychological assessment Article
Week 15 Data integration, writing and communicating the findings and reports of psychodiagnostic assessment Chapter 15 in the textbook
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 All of the LOs
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 30 LO 1,2
Quiz-1 1 10 LO 2
Group assignement 1 10 All of the LOs
Attendance and students contribution 1 10 All of the LOs
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Final Exam 7 9 63
Home study 2 5 10 Home study 2 5 10
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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