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PSY 352: Personality PsychologyLecture Outline #2: Personality Assessment, Measurement, and Research Design20 Statements Test:-Complete this statement 20 times:“I am _____”-answers reveal personality?-Buerkle (1960): mention spouse, relationship, family -> “well-adjusted” marriage-good marriage = incorporation into self-concept?-Bockner (1994): % of Americans vs. Kenyans listing social groupsPart 1: Four Types of Personality DataHow could we learn about someone’s personality?1. Self-report data (S-data): -ask person about themselves (e.g. 20 Statements Test)-open-ended questions, true/false, adjective checklists, etc.-Likert scale: range of numbers represent answers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7)-experience sampling; report experiences repeatedly over time (detects patterns) -social media?strengths of S-data:-access to info that other don’t have (e.g. anxiety, self-esteem, goals)-easy to measureweaknesses of S-data:-Do people have accurate self-knowledge?-Will people be honest?

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