The main objective of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the field of psychological testing and assessment, with emphasis on the (a) basic psychometric concepts and principles underlying test development, (b) major uses of psychological tests and other tools of assessment in school, clinical, counseling, business, and other psychology-related settings, and (c) historical, cultural, and legal/ethical context of assessment. Additional topics covered in this course will include reliability and validity, legal and ethical issues in test construction and application, and selected controversial questions relating to assessment in areas such as personnel selection, standardized testing in schools, and group differences in test performance.