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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 California Psychological Inventory – 434- and 260-item Editions
The California psychological inventory – 434- and 260-item editions
Introduction

The California Psychological Inventory (CPI)1 was first copyrighted in 1951 and subsequently published by Consulting Psychologists Press (CPP) with the aim of producing a measure that assessed enduring personality traits across many different cultural groups, and which accurately predicted behaviour of generally well-functioning people in interpersonal contexts. To this end, the CPI uses common descriptors of personality which are frequently used and understood by lay people across different cultures. The present versions of the test continue to espouse lay terminologies such as ‘self-control’, ‘dominance’, and ‘tolerance’, terms referred to as ‘folk concepts’ which are seen as having widespread ‘functional validity’ or cross-cultural applicability by Gough (2000).

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