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Psych3K, Chapter 11

Personality Testing


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The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the modern concept of personality and the measurement of personality, using appropriate terminology.   Obviously, the major tests of personality are not accessible to people except under controlled circumstances.  The tests at the Barbarian site, in some cases, are reasonable approximations of what you would find in some of the major tests of personality.  In other cases, there is little correspondence.

In your report:

Identify the specific test you took, and provide an active link to that test.
Compare the test items in that test with the kinds of things that should be included in tests of personality that would correspond to the aspects of personality described in your textbook or in personality web sites you visited.
Try to find, and discuss, any information that indicates anything about the validity and reliability (review Chapter 10) of the test you took.  If you cannot find any such information, use your best judgment to determine how that test might fare.
Use "proper" terminology throughout.