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Personality Assessment Techniques

Personality assessment can utilize objective (structured) or projective techniques. Can you Explain how these techniques are different and why results from both types of tests may provide a richer set of data. How could this data apply in the counseling setting?

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(1) Can you explain how these techniques are different and why results from both types of tests may provide a richer set of data?

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). As Cohen and Swerdlik explain, Objective tests are considered objective in the sense that provide short answers with little room for discretion. The method of assessing personality assessment may include items written in multiple-choice, true/false, or matching format.

A projective test of personality assessment is based on some judgment of the examinee' personality. The test is performed on the basis of the test taker's performance on a task that involves supplying information to unstructured or incomplete stimuli". For example, the individual responds to some stimuli that is consistent with his or her ...

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This solution explains how personality assessment techniques are different, and why one result may provide a richer set than the other.

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