Exam_2_-_text-based - CHAPTER 5: Personality Assessment I:...

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CHAPTER 5: Personality Assessment I: Personality Testing and Its Consequences MULTIPLE CHOICE Personality assessment would be relevant to which of the following constructs? a. attitudes toward political leaders b. depression c. optimism d. All of the above. ANS: D PTS: 1 REF: Pages: 122–123 TOP: The Nature of Personality Assessment The two basic criteria for evaluating the validity of a personality judgment are ________. a. rationality and empiricism b. usefulness and practicality c. agreement and behavioral prediction d. consensus and ability to generate testable hypotheses ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: Page: 123 TOP: The Nature of Personality Assessment The MMPI was designed ________. a. to assess individuals with psychological disorders b. to assess nondisturbed individuals c. to identify the Big Five personality factors d. to measure integrity in job candidates ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: Page: 125 TOP: Personality Tests The California Psychological Inventory (CPI) was designed ________. a. to assess individuals with psychological disorders b. to assess nondisturbed individuals c. to identify the Big Five personality factors d. to measure integrity in job candidates ANS: B PTS: 1 REF: Page: 125 TOP: Personality Tests What term refers to personality inventories that are designed to measure a wide range of traits? a. big bandwidth inventories b. high-fidelity inventories c. omnibus inventories d. Big Seven inventories ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: Page: 125 TOP: Personality Tests
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All projective tests ________. a. involve stimuli with no clear meaning b. involve the construction of stories and narratives c. require choosing among multiple, predetermined alternatives d. rely on computer scoring methods ANS: A PTS: 1 REF: Page: 127 TOP: Personality Tests: Projective Tests If you were shown an inkblot and asked to describe what you saw, you would be taking the ________. a. MMPI b. CPI c. Rorschach test d. Thematic Apperception Test ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: Page: 127 TOP: Personality Tests: Projective Tests A psychologist administering the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) asks respondents to ________. a. draw a person so that she may determine which parts are left out or exaggerated b. describe their current level of hostility so that she can measure their Type-A tendencies c. tell stories about pictures that she shows them d. describe their perceptions of the causes of people’s behavior so that she can measure attributional complexity ANS: C PTS: 1 REF: Page: 128 TOP: Personality Tests: Projective Tests Which of the following is a limitation of projective tests? a. two different interpreters of the same response might come to different conclusions about the scoring and meaning of the response to a projective test b. projective tests are relatively inefficient and expensive c. although projective tests discriminate between known groups, the content of the items may seem absurd to test takers d. Both a and b. ANS: D
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