TB7 SPA Lecture 1; An introduction to personality

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1. What is a projective test?

  • The person looks at a list of words, and says the colour of the word. The task should be more difficult when the word is more emotive
  • Ambiguous stimuli presented, response generated which provides an insight into personality
  • Participant response time measured to when certain categories are combined v.s others e.g black, bad, white, good.
  • Pictures presented depicting a dramatic/critical event. Person asked what the relationships and feelings of the people in picture are. Stories constructed which reflect personality
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2. Which are the two main criticisms of projective tests?

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

3. What is concurrent validity?

  • The scale is +vley related to things it should be
  • The scale is NOT related to things it should NOT be related to
  • Can it accurately predict?
  • Does it correlate with standard measures of the same concept?
  • The scale is -vley related to things it should be

4. 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

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

  • Balanced scales (e.g reversed items), Unambiguity (e.g refer to specific behaviours)
  • Use emotive questions, Unambiguity (e.g refer to specific behaviours)
  • Use emotive questions, Balanced scales (e.g reversed items)
  • Use a Likert scale

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