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Psych Test 4 (final)

Personality pg. 582-589 (Lecture 38, Quinlan)

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What are the 6 methods used by psychologists to assess personality? 1. Interview 2. Behavioural assessment 3. Remote behaviour sampling 4. Physiological measures 5. Objective personality scales 6. Projective tests
What are the 2 most commonly used projective tests? 1. Rorschach inkbolt test2. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Behavioural assessment Explicit coding system devised by psychologists that contains the behavioural categories of interest.
Remote behaviour sampling Researchers and clinicians collect samples of behaviour from respondents as they liev their daily lives.
Empirical approach An approach to test construction in which items (regardless of their content) are chosen that dfifferenciate between two groups that are known to differ on a particular personality variable.
What does MMPI stand for? Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
MMPI Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. A widely used personality test whose items were developed by using the empirical approach and comparing various kinds of psychiatric patients with normal patients.
Rational approach An approach to test construction in which test items are made up on the basis of a theorist's conception of a construct.
Projective tests Tests such as the Rorschach and the TAT, that present ambiguous stimuli to the subject; the responses are assumed to be based on a projection of internal characteristics of the person onto the stimluli.
Rorschach inkbolt test Projective test. Consists of 10 inkbolts. A person is shown each one and asked "what does this look like?", asked what feature they are referring to, and their behaviour is noted during testing (gestures, mannerisms, expressed attitudes).
TAT Projective test. Thematic Apperception Test. Series of pictures derived from paintings and pictures. Person is asked what is going on in each scene, what the character is feeling andwhat the outcome of the situation will be.
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