PSYC 3250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Comprehensive School, Social Desirability Bias, Psychopathology
Personality is defined as the set of characteristics of a person or of people that account for consistent patterns of response to situations. Interpretability: some inventories measure a single, narrowly focused dimension, others attempt to measure several dimensions that span a broad domain of, others attempt to measure a small test of very general traits or dimensions behavior. Stability: stability of scoring rules, stability across situations. Few measures would be consistent in all situations. Must be aware of range of situations in which test will be used. Example of theoretical method: the personality research form: Formulation of a theoretically based definition of the traits to be assessed: based on murray"s framework for the description of personality. Item selection on the basis of: simplicity of wording, content saturation o. The use of procedures to minimize susceptibility to social desirability response bias. Test-retest reliability over 1 week range from . 69 - . 90.