3900Chp13 - Chapter 13: Personality Assessment Methods...

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Chapter 13: Personality Assessment Methods Personality Assessment Techniques Objective v. Projective Objective Methods Self-report short-answer items Structured scoring system Emphasize reliability and validity Projective Techniques Indirect open-ended questioning Semi-structured interview Reliance on clinical interpretation Examples Rorschach Inkblot (Rorschach, 1921) Ten symmetrical inkblots on cards Inquiry and follow-up on perceived features Adolescent and adults Two Parts Part 1 “What might this be?” Part 2: Investigation Inquiry Testing the limits Exner scoring system Norms Location Determinant Content Limitations Assumptions are flawed Interpretation may vary by interviewer Situational variables Psychometric Properties Lack of standardization Low reliability Poor cross-validation
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Examples Roberts Apperception Test for Children (RATC) McArthur & Roberts, 1982) Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Morgan & Murray, 1935
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 3900 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Valdosta State University .

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