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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many facets of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality.
Chapter 32: The Logic and Methodology of the Millon Inventories
The Logic and Methodology of the Millon Inventories
In seeking to identify and measure distinct trait dimensions that characterize individual differences, psychological tests tease out from each person only those features considered common to all persons. Yet by using such assessment instruments, we must ultimately put together in a reconstructive process the very individuality of each person we had just disassembled. In this disassembly and reconstructive sequence an assessment circle completes itself as an interpretive synthesis: from rich idiographic individuality, to nomothetic commonalities, and finally, to nomothetic individuality. We break down with our assessment tools the very person we ultimately must rebuild and thereby understand. The fractionated person, the person who has been dispersed across instruments and scales, ...