Discuss the Concept of Personality Assessment and Test Classification

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(505) unit 8 assignment

The concept of personality assessment and test classification is shifting:

Meyer and Kurtz (2006)

Consider Meyer and Kurtz’s (2006) discussion of personality test descriptors. Please access the Meyer and Kurtz (2011) article in Doc Sharing.

Discuss the following:

1.  The historical use of the terms objective and projective to classify a personality test, and the problems with such classification.

2.  The suggestions made by the authors to refer to specific tests.

Select a personality test (you can use the Buros website to assist in your search) http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp. and discuss what type of data is provides, and how you might use this particular test to assess a client. Research your selected test using the Kaplan library; use a minimum of 3 peer reviewed references in your assignment. In your case discussion include at least a one paragraph discussion addressing the following:

·  Referral question for personality assessment

·  Demographic information for your potential client

·  Background data regarding the client’s current level of functioning and presenting problem(s)

The assignment should:

·  Follow assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).

·  Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition.

·  Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.

·  Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-free.

·  Be a minimum of 8 pages (not including Title Page and Reference List).

Unit 8 Assignment Rubric

% – Points

 Points

Earned

Course Content

Student is able to appropriately discuss the historical use of the terms objective and projective to classify a personality test, and the problems with such classification, and the suggestions made by the authors to refer to specific tests.

0 – 100

Student is able to accurately identify and discuss what type of data is a particular personality test provides, and how the test might be used to assess a client.

A minimum of three peer reviewed references are included in the Discussion.

The hypothetical case discussion include at least a one paragraph discussion addressing the following:

1.  Referral question for personality assessment

2.  Demographic information for your potential client

3.  Background data regarding the client’s current level of functioning and presenting problem(s)

0 – 100

Writing

Structure: Includes introduction with clear thesis statement, complete paragraphs, and brief summary paragraph rephrasing thesis.

Style and Mechanics: Clear and logical
organization; paragraphs and sentences are well
developed. Uses correct grammar, spelling, and
punctuation. Meets length requirements.

0-25

APA Style: Formatted correctly using APA style.
Provides references to support conclusions.
Paraphrased correctly and accurately; direct
quotes used minimally.

0-25

Total

250

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