Psych of personality April 22

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Psych of personality April 22, 2010 Assessing personality Psychological test- 3 catagories Objective-consisting of objective items or questions Projective-comprised of ambiguous stimuli (inkblots, pictures, incomplete sent ect) Objective personality tests MMPI-2: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 567 questions-measures 9 types of abnormal behavior ranging from depression to schizophrenia Dominance…. . social personality……. . post traumatic stress disorder Projective personality tests- assess what a person projects onto others. By projecting onto an ambiguous stimulus, we learn of the individual’s own traits, needs, and conflicts Rorschach test-10 ambiguous inkblot configurations 5- black and gray (scoring F- F+ acceptable/appropriate) 5-different colors (emoitional component) Thematic apperception test (TAT) Series of pictures-task is to create stories Stories reflect persona themes…conflicts…problems…and characters that are important in the person’s world Incomplete sentences tests What bothers me is that…. Other people Draw a person House –tree-person-test
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Intelligence test Verbal and performance intelligence Verbal- assess ability to define words, provide info, arithmetic, comprehension, vocab, explain similarities and remember lists of numbers Performance- assess ability to perform tasks such as block design, picture completion, object assembly, puzzle construction ect WAIS-R Wechsler adult intelligence scale (+16) WISC- Wechsler intelligence scale for children Psychological tests- assess problems due to problems with brain structures or levels of activity in various areas of the brain Measuring brain structures Computerized axial tomography (CT Scan) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Measuring brain activity Electroencephalograph (EEG) electrodes detect electrical activity Positron emission tomography (PET Scan) Radioactive isotope that binds itself a to a particular chemical allow for location and intensity of certain activities Individuals are given diagnoses on 5 separate axes Axis 1: clinical syndromes- major serious disorders Anxiety Depression Schizophrenia Substance abuse Sexual disorders Sleep disorders Eating disorders
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