Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing

“Apparently, everyone is most scared of the psychological tests. I didn’t know how I’d fare. What I’ve found out is I may be creative and imaginative, but I’m also extremely together. — Sarah Brightman

Psychological testing is an assessment test performed by a skilled professional, usually a psychologist, to evaluate the emotional, intellectual and/or behavioral functioning of an individual. Psychological assessment can be administered to children and adults alike, and are performed for a wide variety of reasons  in a spectrum of settings including schools, universities, social agencies, hospitals and outpatient health care settings.

What to expect with Psychological Testing ?

Some psychological tests are simple, written tests answerable by yes or now, while some are designed for an individual to interactively respond to a virtual reality-like environment. While some tests are administered one-on-one and require individualized interpretation, some psychological testing are administered to large populations and interpreted by a computerized software. Despite these wide-ranging differences in psychological assessment, all of them are aimed at one goal: to help psychologists and experts collect data and interpret them to inform individuals about their current function, make them understand their behaviors and predict future functioning.

How Can Psychological Testing Help?

In children

  1. Determine the presence of developmental delay, learning disability or processing problems
  2. Diagnose conditions such as attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbances (mood, anxiety disorders) or disruptive behavior disorders
  3. Identify giftedness or to test intelligence
  4. Determine vocational ability (such as for career counseling in young adults)
  5. Track intellectual development
  6. Determine socialization problems
Psychological Testing

In adults

  1. Screening job candidates for possible psychopathology issues, such as personality or depressive disorder
  2. Educational purposes, such as to determine one’s strengths and weaknesses
  3. For behavioral management
  4. As a requirement for the use of supportive drug therapies
  5. To affirm clinical findings, such as when no evidence of physical pathology is observed for a given condition

Seeing a psychologist

There is no one-size-fits-all set of psychological testing available. These tests are customized to fit the needs and circumstances of every patient. As such, the specific type of tests and assessment materials that a psychologist will use on you may differ significantly from what is administered to others. Furthermore, tests are not done on a pass-or-fail basis. All information provided would be used to reach a diagnosis, which will then be used as basis of an appropriate treatment plan, if deemed necessary. As soon as a psychologist fully evaluates you and provides the diagnosis, you may be referred to other specialists for treatment.

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