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Choose 1 objective and 1 projective personality test, and discuss the benefits and limitations to the tests you chose.

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(1) Choose 1 objective and 1 projective personality test, and Choose 1 objective Test.

(a) Objective Test-The Revised NEO Personality (NEO-PI-R)

An objective test consists of short answer items where the examinee selects one response from the two or more provided, and all scoring is done according to procedures involving very little judgment on the part of the scorer (Cohen & Swerdlik, 376). The objective test is typically performed with paper and pencil or computer-assisted procedures. Objective methods of assessing personality assessment may include items written in multiple-choice, true/false, or matching format.

One example of an objective test is the "Big Five", or The Revised NEO Personality (NEO-PI-R, Costa & McCrae, 1992a)- The NEO-PI-R is Personality Inventory that involves the assessment of five major dimensions of personality and a total of 30 elements that define each domain: Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Openness, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness. The Neuroticism domain measures aspect of adjustment and emotional stability. The Extraversion domain assesses aspects of sociability and assertiveness. Agreeableness is a dimension of interpersonal tendencies (e.g. altruism sympathy toward others). Conscientiousness is an assessment of active processes of planning and organizing (Cohen and Swerdlik, 2005). In their study, Vassend & Skrondal (2011) demonstrated that women consistently report higher Neuroticism and Agreeableness traits, and men often report higher traits of Extraversion and Conscientiousness.

(b) Projective Personality Test-The Thematic Apperception Test

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Solution Summary

This solution discusses benefits and limitatins of objective and projective tests.