University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Kristin M. Vespia, Ph.D.

PSYCH 420: Tests and Measurements

Tests and Measurements is an upper-level Psychology course.  In this class, students are exposed to major tests in several different categories, including intelligence, personality, and clinical instruments.  We also discuss the ethical and appropriate use of tests and the intersection between testing and contemporary society.  As much or more time during the semester, however, is devoted to learning about measurement concepts, such standardization, norms, reliability, and validity.  By the end of the class, students should be able to evaluate tests and how they are used by relying on their understanding of measurement principles and testing standards and ethics.