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Personality testing


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this ppt includes all types of personality tests..e.g objective and projective tets

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Personality testing

  1. 1. INTERVIEW • The most common method of judging personality.The aim of an interview is to collect information about an individual characteristics, behaviour, interests, assests and weaknesses.
  3. 3. OBSERVATION • yields useful information about personality characteristics. An individual should be observed in various situations for several days before some conclusion about his personality traits are arrived at.
  4. 4. RATING SCALE • one of the oldest and most versatile of assessment techniques • Rating scales present users with an item and ask them to select from a number of choices. • The rating scale is similar in some aspects to a multiple choice test
  5. 5. • Integration of the information that is obtained from various sources about the individual is done. It requires many interviews with the individual.
  7. 7. PAPER PENCIL TEST • Used to assess the relatively stable and enduring characteristics of a person in the form of a questionnaire or inventory. There are no right or wrong answer. These are usually paper pencil tests and can be given cheaply and quickly to a large number of people.
  8. 8. PAPER PENCIL TEST (CONT.) EXAMPLE:I enjoy experimenting with new ways of doing things 1)Strongly agree 2)Agree 3)Neither agree nor disagree 4)Disagree 5)Strongly disagree
  9. 9. • The best known objective personality test • created primarily to measure psychopathology • contains several validity scales • MMPI-2 is now the more commonly used edition
  10. 10. MMPI [CONTD..] →MMPI was designed to identify people with tendencies toward certain psychological disorders. Sometimes it is used as an aid in determining what diagnosis will be given to people psychological problems.
  11. 11. MMPI
  12. 12. • Developed over several decades of research by Raymond B. Cattell and his colleagues. • (16PF), released in 1993, is the fifth edition of the original test
  13. 13. 16PF [CONT…..] →Fifth Edition contains 185 multiplechoice items which are written at a fifth-grade reading level. →Administration of the test :35–50 minutes for the paper-and-pencil version and about 30 minutes by computer.
  14. 14. McGIL PAIN QUESTIONAIRE(MPQ) • Developed at by Dr. Melzack at McGill University in Montreal Canada and has been translated into several languages. • Used to evaluate a person experiencing significant pain. • Used to monitor the pain over time and to determine the effectiveness of any intervention
  15. 15. CONTD…… Sections: (1) What Does Your Pain Feel Like? (2) How Does Your Pain Change with Time? (3) How Strong is Your Pain?
  16. 16. EYSENCK PERSONALITY • A questionnaire to assess the personality traits of a person QUESTIONAIRE • devised by the psychologists Hans Jürgen Eysenck and his wife Sybil B. G. Eysenck
  18. 18. RORSCHACH TEST Hermann Rorschach,a swiss psychiatrist developed the first major use of projective techniques around 1910.Test consists of ten ambiguous,symmetrical inkblots.Inkblot card appears as if a blot of ink was poured onto a piece of paper and folded over.These 61/2 x 91/2 ink blot cards are the standard stimuli
  20. 20. • Henry murray developed the TAT in 1943 at Harvard psychologic clinic • consists of a series of ten black and white pictures that depict the individuals of both sexes and of different age groups involved in a variety of different activities.
  21. 21. SENTENCE COMPLETION TEST A sentence completion test presented with incomplete sentences and is asked to complete each sentence with the first response that comes to mind. e.g: My father seldom__________________ Most people don’t know that i’m afraid of_________________ When i was a child,i_________________ When encountering frustration, i usually _________________
  22. 22. CONTD….. Advantages:- 1)Short administrative time. 2)Variety of instruments 3)Ease of contruction
  23. 23. CONTD…. Disadvantages:1)Lack of reliability 2)lack of validity Lack of ease of fabrication and deception
  24. 24. HOLTZMAN INKBLOT TECHNIQUE(HIT) >developed in an attempt to minimize certain statistical difficulties that arise in the analysis of Rorschach results. >subject responds to each of a series of 45 ambiguous inkblots >These responses are scored to describe and to classify the personality of the subject
  25. 25. Contd…… Strength:-Only one response per card,making research less troublesome. Weakness:-Not widely accepted and rarely used,not directly comparable to Rorschach interpretive strategies.
  26. 26. FIGURE DRAWING • an individual is instructed to draw a person, an object, or a situation so that cognitive, interpersonal, or psychological functioning can be assessed. • Strength:-Quick administration. • Weakness:-Interpretive strategies have typically been supported by research.
  27. 27. MAKE A PICTURE STORY similar to TAT however,stimulation may be manipulated by patient. assist the practitioner in arriving at differential diagnoses and understanding the individual psychodynamics in any particular patient
  28. 28. CONTD….. Strength:-Provides idiographic personality information through thematic analysis. Weakness:-Minimal research support and rarely used.
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