Psych Lecture 10

Psych Lecture 10 - Deficiency Orientation: Focus on needs...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Deficiency Orientation: Focus on needs for material things -Might say "The reason I'm unhappy is because I don't have a nice enough car/boat/partner/etc" -Maslow's Thoughts: Life is meaningless and disappointing with this orientation Growth Orientation: Focus on being satisfied with what you have Three tools in assessing personality: 1. Observational methods: DIrect observation of personality across many situations 2. Interviews: Gathering information from that person's point of view -Structured: Standardized from person to person -Open Ended: Can be tailored to the specific needs of the person 3. Personality Test: Two types ->1. Objective Test: Clear and direct questions about a person, easy to administer and score ->i.e: "I feel sad most of the day MMPI: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -Most widely used to determine psychological disorders ->2. Projective Tests: Items are unstructured and can be perceived in many ways -Thematic A Perception Test: Series of pictures or drawings that show people in ambiguous situations -Rorshach Inkblot Test: Series of inkblots, not intended to look like anything
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course PSYC 200 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '07 term at Lansing.

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