Lecture 24 - 101 - F10 - Personality 2, Therapies

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Personality 2, Therapies 24 – December 8, 2010
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Today Today Personality classifications/tests What is abnormal? Defining mental disorders Therapies
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Big Five Neuroticism is the tendency to experience unpleasant emotions very easily. Extraversion is a tendency to seek stimulation and enjoy the company of other people. Agreeableness is a tendency to be compassionate rather than antagonistic towards others. Conscientiousness is the tendency to show self- discipline, to be reliable, and to strive for competence and achievement Openness to Experience refers to a tendency to enjoy new experiences and new ideas. TEST YOURSELF at www.outofservice.com
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Personality Assessment Barnum effect: tendency to accept vague descriptions of personality Standardized test : Standardized on large, representative group Objective tests, e.g. MMPI-2 Projective tests, e.g. Rorshach, Thematic Apperception tests
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MMPI-2 series of 567 true-false questions designed to measure dimensions of personality (e.g. sociability, conscientiousness) also designed to detect clinical conditions (e.g. depression, psychosis)
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Table 14.2 Table 14.2 The ten MMPI-2 clinical scales .
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Projective tests Projective techniques assume personality characteristics can be detected by asking people to interpret ambiguous stimuli
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What Defines a Mental Disorder?
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