Lesson_3_Writing_Assignment

Lesson_3_Writing_Assignment - 1. Say that you want to...

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1. Say that you want to create a self-judgment questionnaire to measure extroversion. You know from reading the Lesson Commentary that research by Dr. Johnson identified seven kinds of statements in self-judgment personality questionnaires. Which of the seven kinds of statements identified by Dr. Johnson would you use so that scores from your extroversion questionnaire would accurately predict ratings of extroversion supplied by knowledgeable informants? Explain why you believe the kinds of items you would use would predict informant ratings more accurately than the kinds of items you would not use in the questionnaire. I would use the first four kinds of statements within my extroversion questionnaire: specific behaviors, broad behavioral traits, specific emotional reactions to particular situations, and broad mental traits. As noted in the lesson commentary, these kinds of statements clearly and directly indicate a trait. Some examples of the questions on the extroversion questionnaire might be: “John starts conversations a lot.” (specific behaviors), “John is very outgoing.” (broad behavioral traits), “John is always cheerful at social gatherings.” (specific emotional reactions to particular situations), and “John is enthusiastic.” (broad mental traits). Answering affirmatively to these types of questions would indicate that John is an extroverted person as opposed to an introverted person. The remaining three statements – physiological reactions, biographic facts about the past,
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