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DPSY 800 PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT (3 Credits)

Introduces the student to the domain of personality assessment. This includes a discussion of basic concepts and issues in the field of assessment such as clinical prediction, the clinical utility of testing, and the consideration of diversity in the testing situation. The student is introduced to important measures of personality functioning, particularly the interpretation of MMPI profiles and the administration and scoring of Comprehensive System Rorschach.

Learning Outcomes:

  • a proficiency in reading and writing within the conceptual framework of personality assessment;
  • an oral proficiency in understanding the genesis of personality assessment;
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and question the origin of various analysis models;
  • and a familiarity with the contemporary personality assessment theory.