TB7 SPA Lecture 1; An introduction to personality

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1. Which of these are the best ways to reduce acquiescence?

  • Use a Likert scale
  • Use emotive questions, Unambiguity (e.g refer to specific behaviours)
  • Balanced scales (e.g reversed items), Unambiguity (e.g refer to specific behaviours)
  • Use emotive questions, Balanced scales (e.g reversed items)
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2. What is the main concept of the learning theory approach? (Banduras model of reciprocal causation)

  • Humans are motivated by a need for positive growth with an emphasis on personal responsibility
  • Personality is a result of learning experiences (An interaction between Personal, Behavioural and Environmental factors)
  • Learning experiences are a result of personality (An interaction between Personal, Behavioural and Environmental factors)
  • Personality is a result of learning experiences (An interaction between Personal and Behavioural factors)

3. Which of these is NOT a good way to improve reliability in self-report questionnaires?

  • Use unconventional language
  • Use suitable items
  • Ensure understanding
  • Use conventional language
  • Avoid abbreiviations
  • Shorter questions

4. Which are the two types of criterion validity?

  • Convergent validity, divergent validity
  • Concurrent validity, predictive validity
  • Predictive validity, divergent validity
  • Convergent validity, predictive validity
  • Concurrent validity, Discriminant validity

5. Which of these is NOT one of the OCEAN structures of personality?

  • Extraversion
  • Neuroticism
  • Excitement
  • Openness
  • Agreeableness
  • Concientiousness

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