3900Chp12 - Chapter 12: Personality Assessment - An...

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Chapter 12: Personality Assessment - An Overview What is personality? Trait v. State Trait relatively enduring State interaction Goals of Personality Tests Why assess personality traits? Self-perception Strengths and weaknesses Interests Culturally-Relevant Issues Values system Acculturation v. Identity Relation to group Individualistic v. Collectivistic Translation issues Four Major Approaches to Personality Test Construction Logical Approach Content-related validation Insight into content Direct questioning Examples Woodworth Personal Data Sheet (1919) WWI Items measuring presence of symptoms Mooney Problem Checklist (1950) Students Emotional functioning Symptom Checklist 90-R (Derogatis, 1994) Adolescents and adults Limitations Face validity Self-report Statistical analyses
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