PSYC 406 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Deductive Reasoning, Factor Analysis, California Psychological Inventory

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Chapter 13: applications in clinical and counseling settings: 341-373. The california psychological inventory (cpi) is a structured personality test used in counseling settings that provides a list of statements and asks the subject to respond true or. False to each widely used as a tool in career assessment. Tests of mental ability were created to distinguish those with subnormal mental abilities from those with normal abilities in order to enhance the education of both groups. Personality characteristics are the nonintellective aspects of human behavior which are distinguished from mental abilities. Such characteristics are vital in clinical and counseling settings. Personality: the relatively stable and distinctive patterns of behavior that characterize an individual and his or her reactions to the environment. Personality traits refer to relatively enduring dispositions which are tendencies to act, think or feel in a certain manner in any given circumstance and that distinguish one person from another. Personality types refer to general descriptions of people.

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