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Self-Reports (General)

Introduction

The self-report is a method for collecting data whose source is the subject's verbal message about him/herself. The self-report as an assessment method is supported not only by methodological standards but also by knowledge derived from basic psychology research in the fields of language, memory, learning and neuropsychology.

Self-reports provide information about thousands of events, from subjects' external and observable conditions (what subjects do, their circumstances, etc.) to his/her internal events (what they think or feel, their plans, opinions, attributions, desires, etc.). These types of events can refer to the past, to the present, or even to subjects' expectations about the future.

Self-reports are the most widely used methods in psychological assessment in all applied fields (clinical, health, educational, work & organizational, etc.), as well as ...

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