Academic Year 2018/2019 - 1° Year - Curriculum Curriculum A - Clinico - Riabilitativo and Curriculum Curriculum B - Giuridico-Sociale - Istituzionale
Teaching Staff: Santo DI NUOVO
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: M-PSI/03 - PSYCHOMETRICS
Taught classes: 36 hours
Laboratories: 18 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

- Historic developments of psychological tests and their methodological background.

- Discrimination among different test typologies and aims of use.

- Possible technical errors in the application and interpretation of the tests, incorrect use of the results.

- Quantitative and qualitative levels in psychometric approach.

- Criteria for choosing the cognitive and personality tests and correct use of them.

- Scoring and interpretation of the most used psychodiagnostic instruments.

Detailed Course Content

  • Definition, characteristics and history of psychological testing.
  • Reliability and validity, standardization of tests.
  • Test of level and development of intelligence.
  • Psychometric and criterion tests.
  • Differences between tests and questionnaires.
  • Traits and dynamics in the evaluation of personality.
  • Clinical use of psychometric instruments.
  • Projective tests.
  • Inventories
  • Tests for the assessment in work and organizations.

Textbook Information

1. DI NUOVO S. Misurare la mente. I test cognitivi e di personalità, Laterza, Bari-Roma (pages: 176). Second Edition.

2. GRANIERI A. (a cura di) I test di personalità, Utet, Torino (chapters 4-7, pages: 180). Second Edition.

The laboratory will deepen and exemplify the use of the WAIS test (pp. 172-173 of the new edition of the book printed by Laterza) and the Rorschach (pp. 131-189 from the book edited by Granieri).

For the ERASMUS students the pages about the specific tests, retrieved in Wikipedia or similar in other languages different from Italian, can INTEGRATE not SUBSTITUTE the textbooks.