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Unformatted text preview: David Griffin BEH 225 Debbie Pearce Barvo Axia College University of Phoenix Psychologists use four different methods to assess personality: personal interview, direct observation of behavior, objective tests, and projective tests as well. Each of these methods has their own way of telling and describing someone’s personality. Personal interview takes two types of interviewing. One being unstructured interview, which is when the interviewer asks questions about anything that comes up in the course of the conversation as well as follow-up questions. In a structured interview, the order of the questions and what the questions are fixed and the interview will not go out of order. In observation of behavior, theorists will observe a person over time to determine the environmental influence on that person’s behavior. This type of assessment is very time consuming, expensive, and is open to misinterpretation. In objective assessments, you have many tests that will ask you a series of questions that may seem random...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09