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Psychological Assessment
Chapter 9 (A)
- When a practitioner wants to assess personality within the normal spectrum, test designed
expressly for that purpose typically provide a more helpful perspective than instruments
developed from the standpoint of psychopathology
- This chapter investigates an assortment of instruments suitable for assessment within the
normal continuum and beyond
Broad Band Tests of Normal Personality
- A broad band test is one that measures the full range of functioning, opposed to limited aspects
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- The MBTI is a forced-choice, self report inventory that attempts to classify persons according to
an adaptation of Carl Jung’s theory of personality types
- The MBTI is the most widely used individual test in history
- The MBTI is scored on four theoretically independent polarities; extraversion-introversion,
sensing-intuition, thinking-feeling and judging-perceiving. The test taker is categorized on one
side or the other of each polarity, which results in a four-letter code such as ENTJ
- One concern about the MBTI is that the increasing cost of administrating the instrument
California Psychological Inventory
- The CPI is a true-false test designed expressly to measure the dimensions of normal personality,
because of its ease of administration and the immediacy with which the practitioner receives an
extensive computer generated report
- The purpose of the test is to provide a clear picture of the examinee by using descriptors based
on the ordinary language of everyday life
- The three major vectors are introversion-extraversion, rule-favoring-rule questioning and ego
integration/ level of satisfaction
- The third vector is most important because when V.3 is low, the person is wayward and
narcissistic but when it is high, the person is innovative and insightful
- The CPI is particularly effective at identifying adolescents or adults who follow a criminal
NEO Personality Inventory-Revised
- The test is based upon the five-factor model of personality and the item format consists of a
- The term “collaborator” was coined created to describe internet-based arrangements that
facilitate the collaboration of test specialists, regardless of geographical location
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