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Explain the role of assessment in understanding psychological attributes. Describe the key features of any two methods used for psychological assessment.

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Assessment is the measurement of psychological attributes of an individual which often uses methods in terms of certain comparisons. An attribute of an individual will be said to exist if it can be measured by using scientific procedures.

There are various methods of assessment.

  • Psychological Test: It is an objective and standardized measure of an individual’s mental and/or behavioral characteristics. It is commonly used for the purposes of clinical diagnosis, guidance, personnel selection, placement, and training.
  • Self-Report: It is a method in which a person provides factual information about themselves. Such information may be obtained by using an interview schedule or a questionnaire, a psychological test, or a personal diary.
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  • Observation

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