Personality Assessment is a proficiency in professional psychology that involves the administration, scoring, and interpretation of empirically supported measures of personality traits and styles in order to:
- Refine clinical diagnoses;
- Structure and inform psychological interventions;
- Increase the accuracy of behavioral prediction in a variety of contexts and settings (e.g., clinical, forensic, organizational, educational).
- Psychometric properties of test instruments which demonstrate their construct validity and clinical utility
- Elements of psychometric theory, including issues of reliability, validity, reference group norms, limits of generalizability and test construction
- Theories of intelligence and human cognition, including the role of race and ethnicity in intellectual evaluation