How Personality is Assessed

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Department
Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology
Course Code
APSY 2240
Professor
Julia Whitcavitch- Devoy

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Introduction “Happy Brain” Theory: seeing the outdoors increases happiness Being a night owl is correlated to being smarter because: You have to have a higher IQ to override your body’s natural urge to go to sleep at sundown How Personality is Studied/Assessed Subjective assessment: measurements that rely on interpretation  Subject to bias Allows depth when looking at complex phenomena Reliability: consistency in scores/data Validity: measuring what is intended to be measured Do the SATs measure aptitude? Does an IQ test measur
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