TB7 SPA Lecture 1; An introduction to personality

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1. Which of these statements would be characterised as having a LOW locus of control?

  • Unhappy things in peoples lives are due to bad luck
  • Unhappy things in peoples lives are due to their own mistakes
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2. What is con/divergent validity?

  • The scale is -vley related to things it should be/The scale is NOT related to things it should NOT be related to
  • The scale is +vley related to things it should be/The scale is -vley related to things it should be
  • The scale is +vley related to things it should be/The scale is NOT related to things it should NOT be related to

3. Which are the two main criticisms of projective tests?

  • Lack of reliability (no general consensus), Lack of validity (weak predictive power, lacks convergence with other psychometric scales, mental illnesses not considered)
  • Lack of validity (weak predictive power, lacks convergence with other psychometric scales, mental illnesses not considered), considered a branch of pseudoscience
  • Lack of reliability (no general consensus), Lack of research evidence supporting it
  • Lack of reliability (weak predictive power, lacks convergence with other psychometric scales, mental illnesses not considered),Lack of validity (no general consensus)

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

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

5. Which of these is an advantage of implicit measures?

  • Cost and time effective
  • It is hard for people to 'fake' responses due to the ballistic nature of testing
  • Can be used as an 'ice breaker' in therapy

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