Personality assessment

Personality Assessment

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).

Specialized Knowledge

  • 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