Spring 2020 - PSYC 402 D200

Advanced Topics in History and Theoretical Psychology (4)


Class Number: 7645

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    RCB 6152, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201, 210, 308 (or 207), 60 units, and a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.



Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.


Please note this IS Measurement/Psychometrics course and NOT Advanced Topics in History and Theoretical Psychology
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Dear Graduate and Undergraduate Students,

I'd like to bring to your attention the measurement course that I will be teaching in the spring semester.  The course teaches a modern test theoretic approach to the adjudication of the performance of psychological instruments as tools of scaling.  Thorough coverage is given to the key concepts of reliability and dimensionality.  Computer applications are also taught, with R, Lisrel, and IRTPRO taking centre stage.  

Undergraduates: In the event that you are absent listed prerequisites, I am open to considering the waving of certain of these.

Busy graduate students:  The course is Pass/fail.   Assessment is constituted of four assignments.  The emphasis is on keeping the load contributed by the course to a manageable level, and, with that in mind, we do a great deal of in-class practice.



Registrar Notes:

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