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PSY3132 - Psychological Tests in Work Settings and Human Factors

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100 A

Course content

The main focus of this course is to teach students test methodology so that students can assess the quality of tests that can be used in the workplace. In this course the student will also receive an overview of different types of tests and assessment procedures that are in the labor market for employment, career guidance, training, development and performance reviews. Examples of tests and assessment procedures that can be reviewed are: job analysis, recruitment interviews, personality tests, ability tests, interest tests, tests of emotional intelligence, team skill tests, tests to assess the quality of team work, tests on leadership and change readiness tests. This course will also review ethical guidelines and standards for testing and selection. Human factors deal with how one can customize the tool, the workplace and tasks so that as much as possible it is adapted to the user. Students will learn some methods that can be used to assess this.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
- The student has knowledge about psychological test methods.
- The student has knowledge of key tests and assessment procedures that can be used for employment, career counseling, training, development and performance assessment.
- The student has knowledge about ethical guidelines and standards for testing and selection.
- The student has knowledge about typical human factors methods used in industry

Skills:
- The students can assess whether a test is reliable, valid and applicability for use in a work setting.
- The students can carry out and provide feedback on the NEO PI-R personality test.
- Students can conduct a job analysis.
- The students can evaluate and work according to ethical guidelines for test users.
- Students can conduct a job interview.

General skills:
- Student can reflect on ethical guidelines.
- The student has a high degree of knowledge in the field of psychological testing methodology.
- The student has a high degree of knowledge in testing and evaluation procedures within work and organizational psychology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, training.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation
  • 80% attendance

Further on evaluation

The teaching is blocked from February 1 to March 15. The assessment will be at the end of the course, before the internship starts.
Obligatory activities must be approved before the exam. Compulsory activities from previous semester will be approved by the department.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)
Psychology (MPSY) - some programmes

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSY3059 7.5 01.09.2012
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 A

Submission 2020-11-26

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 A

Release 2021-04-29

Submission 2021-05-12

Release 14:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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