Lecture: Chapter 4- Assessment
Scale 5: Same items for men and women, but scaled in opposite directions
o A high score for a woman on a scale 5 is a macho, aggressive woman, a low score would
be hyper-feminine, passive
o A high score for a man is passive and artistic, a low score is macho and aggressive
o Basically whatever is the counterpart of the sex stereotype is the high score.
Scale 6: Paranoia Scale
o Confrontational attitude, paranoid. Higher score is more suspicious and mistrusting
Scale 7: Psychasthenia. (no longer called this) a worrying scale.
Scale 8: schizophrenia
o Delusional thinking, sense of being detached
Scale 9: hypomania
o If someone is having a bipolar episode probably wouldn’t be able to do a survey
o With a high score: Do a lot of activity, not a lot of productivity
o High score is extroverted, low score is introverted
le A: anxiety
o First order factor of test
o Main thing it measures is maladjustment
Scale R: repression
o How defensive is the person? How are they coping?
Scale ES: Ego Strength
o If ego strength is low they need more support
Scale MAC: McAndrews
o Addiction scale.
o High score has problem usually with alcohol, sometimes with drugs
First thing you look at is the validity, what was their test taking attitude?