The Faculty of Behavioral Sciences conducted a Workshop at SGT University.

On February 27th and 28th, 2023, the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences attended a Workshop at SGT University. Under the direction of Ms. Aastha Dhingra (Advisor, PSYCHA) and Dr. Nitesh Jha (Co-Advisor), the Academic Association of the Faculty of Behavioral Sciences (PSYCA) organised a comprehensive workshop for students on mastering psychological tests. The event’s goal was to educate students about various psychological tests in sufficient complexity. Throughout the two days of the workshop, five presenters introduced various widely used psychometric tests. On Day – 1, we got the opportunity to gain insights on intelligence tests. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test, Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), which was first introduced to us by Dr. Shreshtha Chattopadhyay, is an IQ test designed to assess intelligence and cognitive ability in adults and older adolescents. Two disability tests were presented by Ms. Anantika Tehlani. The first was the psychometric social competence assessment tool known as The Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS). Edgar Arnold Doll, an American psychologist, developed it and published it in 1940. The Binet-Kamat Test of Intelligence (BKT), which is frequently used in clinical and educational settings, was the second. It is used in clinical settings to evaluate children with mental health issues, learning disabilities, speech and language issues, slow learners, and other conditions. On Day – 2, we were delighted to attend lectures that provided information about widely used projective personality tests on a deeper level. Ms. Chandani Pandey introduced us to Lindsey’s 1959 Draw-a-Person Test is a psychological projective personality or cognitive test that has been widely used as a measure of intellectual maturation in children, to elicit personality type and unconscious material. Dr. Vikas, the Department Head, introduced us to a variety of projective tests, including The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), a projective psychological test developed during the 1930s by Henry A. Murray and Christiana D. Morgan at Harvard University, which can help reveal a patients dominant motivations, emotions, and core personality conflicts; and The Rorschach test developed by Hermann Rorschach, which is a projective measure for determining a persons mental state and various personality traits when combined with other diagnostic tools. The World Health Organizations (WHO) Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test was then discussed by Dr. Randhir Singh Yadava (ASSIST), which is a questionnaire that screens for all levels of problem or risky substance use in adults; and The Rey Complex Figure Test and Recognition Trial (RCFT) which assesses Visuospatial constructional ability and Visuospatial memory by utilising the complex figure created by Rey.

Andere in 1941 and then standardized by Osyerrieth PA in 1944. It standardises the materials and procedures for testing complex figures.
The workshop was well-received by the students, who saw it as extremely important for their future endeavours, and it was observed that they participated actively in the tool-related discussion. Dr. Nitesh Jha’s vote of thanks brought the event to a close.

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