Chapter 11 - Reveals feelings, needs, and traits Rorschach...

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Chapter 11 Personality Assessment The “Barnum effect”- the tendency to accept and praise vague statements about our personality o Conclusion: personality traits should be reliable and valid Types of Personality Tests o Standardized test- instructions of how to administer and score Self-report inventories (T/F, agree/disagree) Minnesota Multiphasic Personal Inventory (MMPI) 1939-1940: University of Minnesota MMPI: 550 T/F Q’s; MMPI-1: 567 T/F Q’s Used for adults 18+ Detects deception Detects “faking bad” Detects “faking good” o Projective Tests Responding to vague, ambiguous stimuli “Blank screen”
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Unformatted text preview: Reveals feelings, needs, and traits Rorschach Inkblot 10 ambiguous inkblots What you answer might give insight to your personality Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Tell me a story about this picture Describe what is happening What led up to scene? What will happen in the future? o Problems in personality Testing Rorschach: interpret answers based on what already know & other easier ways to test TAT: two psychologists may reach different conclusions For exam o Trait & state o The Big 5 o Nature vs. Nurture o Standardized & projective tests o MMPI (what is it?) o Rorschach o TAT o...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course PSYCH 110 taught by Professor Little during the Fall '08 term at University of Tennessee.

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