Types of Assessments

Psychological assessments evaluate psychological factors in people, and may be as narrow or broad as the question presented to the psychologist for examination. Psychological factors include cognitive, affective, and behavioural processes, functions, traits, dispositions, and tendencies. Psychologists attempt to use valid and reliable tests to infer psychological factors to explain a trait or disorder, and the assessment is typically reported in a formal document discussing the findings and recommendations.

What are the Different Types of Assessments?

Psychologists conduct assessment using standardized testing procedures which helps answer questions about the causes, course, and effective interventions for clients’ problems.

Some examples of assessments are:

Quantitative EEG or QEEG