Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology
The Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) is a licensing examination developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) that is used in most U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
The Examination is multiple choice, and tests eight content areas all representing a specific percentage of the exam. These include the biological bases of behavior (12%), cognitive-affective bases of behavior (13%), social and multicultural bases of behavior (12%), growth and life-span development (12%), assessment and diagnosis (14%), research methods and statistics (8%), and ethical, legal and professional issues (15%).
It has been demonstrated that graduates of regionally accredited programs tend to get higher mean scores than those of regionally unaccredited programs. It has also been argued that clinical psychology programs whose graduates have higher EPPP scores tend to possess the following features: higher admissions standards, a higher faculty to graduate student ratio, and more research undertaken.
- Clinical Psychology Program Improvement on the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology by Donald I. Templer, Lori Tyler, Adam A. Nelson, Scott Winstanley, Cammy Chicota; Journal of Instructional Psychology, Vol. 31, 2004
- (2011) Examination For Professional Practice of Psychology. Edmonton, Canada: Psychology-Canada. Retrieved April 10, 2011, from http://www.psychology-canada.ca/examination-for-professional-practice-of-psychology-eppp/
- California Psychology Licensing Exam Rates of Graduates of Accredited and Unaccredited Programs - Brief Article, Journal of Instructional Psychology, June, 2000 by Donald I. Templer, Marie Tomeo, Michael Harville, Steve Pointkowski
- Yu, L.M., Rinaldi, S.A., Templer, D.I., Colbert, L., Siscoe, K., & Van Patten, K. (1997). EPPP score as a function of clinical psychology graduate program. Psychological Science, 8, 347-350.
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