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PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT PART I - OBJECTIVE : To provide first hand experience with personality test scales, thereby increasing understanding of known test scales. GENERAL INFORMATION : Most personality tests contain a number of scales. Clinical scales like those found on the MMPI-2 are designed to assess traits or attributes associated with personality. Other scales are designed to measure test-taking attitude. As an example, consider the three validity scales found on the MMPI-2: 1) The "L" scale is referred to as the "Lie" scale because it contains items that are somewhat socially undesirable but considered to be true of most people - for example, " I gossip a little at times. " If the L scale does not fall within certain parameters, it would reveal an unwillingness of a "normal" individual to admit to their own minor flaws. 2) The "F" scale refers to "frequency/infrequency." This scale is composed of items that are infrequently selected as being true of themselves by "normal" test takers. An example of an item on the F scale would be "
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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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