Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at some hypotheses about a person and their behavior, personality and capabilities. Psychological assessment is also referred to as psychological testing, or performing a psychological battery on a person.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Psychological testing is very similar to, and just as important, as medical tests, such as x-rays or blood tests. Tests for skills such as emotional intelligence, personality, attitude and aptitude tests helps a person develop self-awareness and therefore work towards developing better self-control in life. Tests such as achievement and intelligence tests improve our knowledge of our own abilities. Dexterity, reaction time and memory tests can help a neuropsychologist diagnose conditions such as brain injuries or dementia
A psychological assessment can include numerous components such as norm-referenced psychological tests, informal tests and surveys, interview information, school or medical records, medical evaluation and observational data.
A psychologist determines what information to use based on the specific questions being asked.
It is not a check of your overall sanity or lack thereof. If you fail the psychological test it doesn’t mean that you are crazy or that you have some issues, it simply means that you are not fit for a job as a police officer. … Pre-test self-evaluation – this is usually the first step in the process.
It is therefore important to engage professional and accredited psychologists in the process of psychological testing. Centre for Cognitive Interventions is your professional partner is the process of psychological testing.
Examples of personality tests include: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Rorschach, also known as the ‘inkblot test‘