Chapter 11- - Personality Personality an individual's characteristic style of behaving thinking and feeling THERE IS NO ONE ACCEPTED COMPREHENSIVE

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Personality Personality : an individual’s characteristic style of behaving, thinking, and feeling. THERE IS NO ONE ACCEPTED, COMPREHENSIVE THEORY OF PERSONALITY
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Measuring Personality Personality inventories: self-report : a series of answers to a questionnaire that asks people to indicate the extent to which sets of statements or adjectives accurately describe their own behavior or mental state. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI): a well-researched clinical questionnaire used to assess personality and psychological problems. Validity scales – assess a person’s attitudes toward test taking and any tendency to try to distort the results by faking answers
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Measuring Personality Projective techniques : a standard series of ambiguous stimuli designed to elicit unique responses that reveal inner aspects of an individuals’ personality. Rorschach Inkblot Test – There is a little evidence that they have predictive value Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) - use people made up stories about ambiguous pictures of people.
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Figure 11.1 : Sample Rorschach Inkblot ( p. 336 )
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Figure 11.2 : Sample TAT Card ( p. 337 )
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Traits Trait : a relatively stable disposition to behave in a particular and consistent way. State: “ a temporary trait” The Big Five : O penness to experience, C onsci entiousness, E xtraversion, A greeableness, and N euroticism (OCEAN)
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Table 11.1 : The Big Five Factor Model ( p. 340 )
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Figure 11.3 : Eysenck’s Depiction of Trait Dimensions ( p. 339 )
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYC 2305 taught by Professor Steven during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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Chapter 11- - Personality Personality an individual's characteristic style of behaving thinking and feeling THERE IS NO ONE ACCEPTED COMPREHENSIVE

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