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differences between objectively scored personality tests and projective tests

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Explain the main differences between objectively scored personality tests and projective tests. Describe a situation in which you would use each kind of test and why.

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1. Explain the main differences between objectively scored personality tests and projective tests. Describe a situation in which you would use each kind of test and why.

Personality tests tend to be of two main types, personality inventories and projective tests.

1). Personality inventories most often consist of a large number of questions that the participant must respond true or false--e.g., "I am not afraid to be alone," "I consider myself a sad person." These types of tests are easy to administer and score because each score is either a true or false and it is standardized in that certain scores rule in or rule out certain disorders. These tests produce objective results, allowing the comparison of profiles from individual to ...

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Cite the differences between objectively scored personality tests and projective tests. References are also provided to justify the assertions.

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