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Chapter 8: The Assessment of Personality
The Assessment of Personality
This chapter examines the methods psychologists have developed for measuring individual differences in personality. Desirable psychometric features of assessment methods – the various forms of test validity and reliability – are outlined, and a number of popular assessment methods are reviewed. The strengths and weaknesses of interviews, personality inventories, and projective tests are discussed, followed by two ...