GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Personality-Assessment Study Material (Page 3 of 3)

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Self-Report Inventories: NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R), Edwards Personality Preference Schedule (EPPS), Personality Tests Which Used Factor Analysis in Its Construction, Important Psychologist Who Developed Personality Test Using Factor Analysis Strategy


NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R)

  • Developed by Costa and McCrae.
  • Provides a detailed assessment of normal personality
  • Measure Big Five Personality factor (OCEAN): -
    • O: Openness
    • C: Conscientiousness
    • E: Extraversion
    • A: Agreeableness
    • N: Neuroticism
  • Used orthogonal rotationfactor analysis in .
  • Five point rating scale
  • Form S- self report
  • Form R- filled by third person (friend, family member etc. )

Edwards Personality Preference Schedule (EPPS)

  • Theoretical basis of EPPS: Need theory of Murray.
  • Impassive Score: Such scores compare the indiv

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Projective Tests: Rorschach Inkblot Test (RT), Holtzman Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Rosen Wig Picture Frustration Study


Projective Tests

  • Involve presenting the test-taker with a vague scene, object, or scenario and then asking them to give their interpretation of the test item.
  • Indirect personality assessment
  • It is called ‘projective’ technique because the subject projects his need, desire, feelings etc. unconsciously onto the stimulus in the form of his response.
  • This is also known as the objective testself-report test or a .
  • Types-
    • Rorschach inkblot test
    • Holtzman test
    • Thematic Apperception Test
    • Sentence completion test
    • The Draw-A-Person Test
    • The Ho

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