Psychological assessment may be useful in identifying areas of development or in creating self-awareness. These include learning, education, and work-related contexts. Specifically, such assessments can assist in determining scholastic difficulties or learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, ADHD, attention and memory difficulties amongst others), assisting in finding the most optimal style of learning and most appropriate course of action when a difficulty is identified.

Psychological assessment can also assist in relation to career guidance for high school subject choices, school leavers, and persons considering making a change in their careers. Psychological assessment may also assist in contributing to an accurate psychiatric diagnosis, such as bipolar mood disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias and others.