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PS460 Psychological Tests and Measurements
Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.
Respond to the topics for this writing assignment using your own words and examples. Design your responses as if you are explaining facts, concepts, and ideas to someone who is not familiar with the subject matter. Be sure to include creative examples wherever they may be appropriate. Also, be sure to provide a title for each of your essays.
This assignment requires you to write 1–2 page essays in response to all three of the following questions:
- The MMPI-2-RF test includes the Personality Psychopathology Five Scales: Aggressiveness–Revised (AGGR-r), Psychoticism–Revised (PSYC-r), Disconstraint–Revised (DISC-r), Negative Emotionality/Neuroticism (NEGE-r), and Introversion/Low Positive Emotionality (INTR-r). In your own words, describe the intent of each of these scales and give a brief commentary on the traits associated with high or low scores for each of the five.
- In your own words, describe the three axes of Millon’s personality theories: pleasure-pain, active-passive, and self-other, and explain the implications of these polarities for clinicians. Include your own examples to describe the three polarities.
- Briefly describe the focus of the NEO Agreeableness scale. Then, in your own words and using your own examples, describe the six facet scales associated with this scale (Trust, Straightforwardness, Altruism, Compliance, Modesty, and Tender-Mindedness). Be sure to characterize high and low scale scorers for each of these scales.