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Lecture 10

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Psychology
Course
PSYCH 178
Professor
Lofchie
Semester
Spring

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3 February 2011 Psych 178 – Lecture 10 The Person as a Decision Maker • Most projective testing does not have interrater reliability but because of the scoring system, the TAT does. However, there is no test-retest reliability because you do not tell the same story on a projective test all the time. • A trait means that it has endurance and cross-situation generality. • Can you change the trait of the need for achievement or are you stuck with it for life? o The originators had strong interest in social change but discovered that in developing countries, the entrepreneurs and leaders of companies often inherited these positions. So they developed programs to make people into high-achievers. In this change program, they show the TAT and then try to get these people to think like high achievers – think about long term goals, etc, take intermediate risks. There are a lot of games.  Put a ladder with 9 rungs. Put the person you admire the most at the top and the person you admire the least at the bottom. Then put yourself on the ladder somewhere. Then compare yourself to the person at the top and think about what you have to do to become more like the person you admire the most. o These programs do not show much succe
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