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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.

The Objective-Analytic Test Battery
The objective-analytic test battery
Introduction

The idea of assessing personality as expressed in non-questionnaire behavior is not new. Projective tests such as the Rorschach inkblot test or Murray's thematic apperception test (TAT) predate systematic efforts by Thornton, Thurstone and others with broad samples of non-questionnaire variables. The abiding notion behind all attempts to measure personality, without asking the person directly for his/her subjective reports (whether in interview or on questionnaire), is that personality is revealed in all that we do. After initial work in this non-questionnaire area by a few pioneers, Raymond B. Cattell, one of the most highly cited personologists (Haggbloom et al., 2002), assembled a broad sample of non-questionnaire behaviors and searched the domain for non-questionnaire dimensions of personality using multivariate ...

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