Psych 1 Fair Game Final 13

Psych 1 Fair Game Final 13 - Rorschach inkblot procedure...

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Personality Structured personality testing Assume that personality traits are fairly stable; uses specific questions, answers, used to examine personality characteristics, emotional functioning; hard when ppl rate own personality MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) Objective(structured) tests; used on patients in mental hospitals; true/false questions; designed to be empirical (based on evidence not theory) assumes that if answers are like depressed answers you are depressed; worked fairly well, had flaws Type A behavior pattern Chronic sense of time urgency, competitive achieving, sense of personal mission Cattell's personality research Narrowed synonyms of 18000 words that can be used to describe personality down to 16 (547) Projective testing w/rationale Goals is to give ambiguous questions to see patients true feelings
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Unformatted text preview: Rorschach inkblot procedure Projective technique based on ppls interpretations of 10 ambiguous inkblots (open to much interpretations, preconceptions about patient) TAT (Thematic Apperception Test) Consist of pictures that person is asked to make up story for each pic, describing what events led up to this scene, what is happening now and what will happen in future Trait theories Eysenck, Big Five Eysenck: narrowed personality down to 2 arguing qualities, extroversion vs introversion, neurotricism vs stability. Combined w/ level of emo stability Big Five: conscientious, agreeable, neuroticism, openness to experience, extroversion Psychodynamic personality theories Rules personality to interplay of conflicting forces w/in individuals, including unconscious ones...
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