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Paper 3.2 (B): Assessment in Counseling

Unit Contents Teaching Hrs. Domain
I Introduction & Methodology of Assessment

Historical overview and testing as a profession

Testing standards and ethics

Test design and construction

Test administration and standardization

Psychological Assessment vs Psychological testing

Issues in Psychological testing

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II Assessment of Cognitive Abilities

Intelligence tests – individual and group tests

Assessing intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, giftedness and creativity

Achievement tests, batteries and achievement in specific areas

Aptitudes and testing special abilities – sensory, perceptual, differential aptitude batteries

 MISIC, WISC- V

NIMHANS SLD

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III Interest and Personality assessment

Vocational interests – Strong Inventory, Kuder interest inventory, general purpose inventories

Personality testing – objective personality inventories, projective techniques

Attitudes and values assessment

Other procedures – observation, interviews, case studies, comprehensive assessment procedures

Somatic Inkblot Series, Children Apperception Test

Defense Mechanism Inventory, The Personality Inventory for DSM- 5

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Aiken, L.R. &Groth-Marnat, G. (2006). Psychological Testing and Assessment, 12th Ed. Pearson: New Delhi
  2. Gregory, R.J. (2004). Psychological Testing: History, Principles and Applications, 4th Ed. Pearson Education Inc.: New Delhi.

Reference Books:

  1. Urbina, S. (2014). Essentials of Psychological Testing. NY: Wiley
  2. Cripps, B. (2017). Psychometric Testing: Critical Perspectives. NY: Wiley.