personality-psychology

  • What are some of the most commonly used methods for obtaining information regarding individual personality?
  • How should assessment information be used in therapy?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of informing a client (or a student’s parents) about the results of their personality inventory?
  • What precautions should be taken when a therapist interprets and uses the results of a client’s personality inventory?

ONLY USE THE TEXTBOOK AND SOURCES PROVIDED.

400 words min. NO PLAGIARISM. References and citations required.

Textbook reference: Howard S. Friedman and Miriam W. Schustack. (2012). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research. (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Higher Education.

Chapter 11 and 14

Web Resources

Personality Assessment tools:

  1. Myer-Briggs personality test-Based on Carl Jung’s theories http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm
  2. The Big Five personality traits http://similarminds.com/big30.html
  3. Eysenck Personality Test http://www.trans4mind.com/personality/contents.php
  4. Personal DNA – An alternative test that helps determine your personality and positive attributes: https://www.pdna.com/
  5. Personality Insights http://www.personalityinsights.com
  6. John Holland personalities and careers http://www.careerkey.org/asp/your_personality/hollands_theory_of_career_choice.html

Video

Personality tests in the job interviewing process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lmT9d6VphQ

Problems with personality tests: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOsjc10MDM&feature=related