Bias in Personality Research & Assessment


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Which of the following types of bias is a form of response bias?

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1. Survey respondents have a tendency to underreport socially taboo behaviors, such as unprotected sex. Which type of bias refers to this phenomenon?

2. _____ occurs when a test has different meanings for members of different cultural groups.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of bias in personality research with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You should be familiar with a psychological condition that is more often diagnosed in women than men, among other details concerning this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • A form of response bias
  • Not reporting socially taboo behaviors
  • A condition more frequently diagnosed in women than in men
  • The type of bias known as 'yeah saying'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about bias in personality research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a form of response bias
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about not reporting socially taboo behaviors and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Bias in Personality Research & Assessment. Here are examples of what's in this lesson:

  • Self-report questionnaires
  • The Rorschach Inkblot Test
  • Why people have a tendency to agree with statements
  • Cultural test bias