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Analysis of the NEO-PI-R

All psychological assessment tests, including those instruments used to assess personality, are at risk of exhibiting bias. When reviewing the manuals for each of the personality tests, the MMPI-2, NEO PI-R, and the BSI, consider whether any of these instruments exhibit a potential bias for or against any particular culture, diversity group, or special needs population. In addition, you should keep your state or country's laws, and your professional organization's ethical codes in mind as you consider possible assessment bias which I do understand th ethical codes in our state of West Virigina.

GIve an analysis of one of the personality tests NEO PI-R relative to its potential bias against or for a particular culture, diversity group, or special needs population. Include your thoughts about what you would do to counter this potential bias.

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Note: Most state laws governing cultural considerations or bias in assessment will utilize the American psychological Association' (APA) guidelines which I have listed.

(1) Give an analysis of one of the personality tests, MMPI-2, NEO PI-R or BSI relative to its potential bias against or for a particular culture, diversity group, or special needs population.

The Revised NEO Personality (NEO-PI-R, Costa & McCrae, 1992a) is a Personality Inventory that consists of 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. Neuroticism refers to aspects of adjustment and emotional stability; Openness refers to experiences (e.g., imagination, aesthetic sensitivity, attentiveness, inner feelings, etc.); Agreeableness is a dimension of interpersonal tendencies (e.g., altruism and sympathy; and Conscientiousness suggests tendencies to plan and organize. The Neuroticism domain measures aspect of adjustment and emotional stability. Extraversion domain assesses aspects of sociability and assertiveness. The dimension of Agreeableness refers to interpersonal tendencies (e.g. altruism sympathy toward others). Finally, Conscientiousness is an assessment of active processes of planning and organizing (Groth-Marnat, 2003).

However, research suggests that these personality traits are not ...

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This solution provides an analysis of the NEO-PI-R. It discusses the potential bias in testing special needs populations.

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