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1 Personality Personality Personality Testing • Approaches to Personality Trait Approach Psychodynamic Approach The Behaviorist Approach Humanistic Approach Biological Approach Personality Personality refers to enduring patterns of thought, feeling, motivation, and behavior that are expressed in different circumstances Consistency and Distinctiveness
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2 Personality Tests Although there are hundreds of personality tests, they generally fall into two categories: 1. Structured Personality Tests » ask specific questions that require specific answers 2. Projection Tests » unstructured task requiring description of some stimulus Structured Personality Tests Structured Personality Tests pose specific questions to examinees that require specific responses – E.g., True/False Problem : misrepresentation Structured Personality Tests Structured tests are constructed using empirical criterion keying – Begin with large pool of questions – Compare answers between a control group and some group strongly displaying a trait ( criterion group ) – Use only questions that differentiate the two groups
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3 Structured Personality Tests Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
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