Psych PSYC 110 - 008
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah Webb on Tuesday March 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 110 - 008 at University of Tennessee - Knoxville taught by Alexander Malik Khaddouma in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see General Psychology - in Psychlogy at University of Tennessee - Knoxville.
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Date Created: 03/29/16
Measuring personality Empirically-based (structured) measures - Based on factor analysis and careful item selection - Pros: based on empirical evidence, validity can be measured - Cons: can be easy to “fudge”, social desirability in response patterns Projective measures - Ambiguous stimuli that person “projects” personality characteristics unto through their interpretation - Pros: harder to “fudge”, social desirability less likely to influence responses - Cons: harder to demonstrate empirical validity, require (sometimes) subjective interpretation Empirically-based (structured) measured - “likert scales” On a scale of 1 to 5… Better at capturing change - True or False Measuring Personality Myers-Briggs personality test - Attempts to categorize people based on personality “typologies” - http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp Projective Measures - Based on ability to see patterns and create stories about visual stimuli - Normed on national samples of people Certain responses fit with certain personality characteristics Effective at detecting psychotic disorders
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