Psychological testing provides a foundation to help psychologists better understand a person and their behaviour. It helps to try and determine the core components of a person's psychological or mental health problems, personality, IQ, or some other component. It is also a process that helps identifify not just weaknesses of a person, but also their strengths.
Psychological testing measures an individual's performance at a specific point in time. For this reason, psychological tests cannot predict future or innate potential (but maybe able to predict risk associated with certain findings).
Used to determine if an individual exhibits any signs of specific psychological diagnosis. These tests are useful in determining if any psychological conditions including emotional difficulties are underlying an individual's behaviour.
Designed to measure difficulties with cognitive functioning. These difficulties may include one's ability to reason, think, or speak; often the result of brain damage, stroke, or substance abuse
Designed to match an individual’s interests, competencies, personality preferences and level of proficiency with the inherent requirements of specific roles. The battery for each role is determined based on specific requirements of the role, which are identified with the client or based on the role profile and may include a number of tests (e.g. Personality measures, competency measures, ability tests, interviews, integrity measure, etc.)