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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 Personality Assessment Inventory
The personality assessment inventory
Test Description Test Development

The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) (Morey, 1991), a 344-item self-report inventory, assesses various domains of personality and psychopathology among adults and is designed for use in professional settings. The PAI comprises of 22 non-overlapping full scales, including 4 validity scales, 11 clinical scales, 5 treatment consideration scales, and 2 interpersonal scales (listed in Table 30.1). Individuals completing the PAI respond to items on a four-point Likert-type scale, ranging from false to very true, and are scored based on the intensity of their responses; the inventory typically takes about 50–60 minutes for administration. The present chapter reviews information such as development of the test, its use with different populations, as well as some recent research literature ...

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