Using the Trait Approach to Assess Personality


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Jenny is generally pretty laid back, but one day, she's upset and stressed out. It's most likely that Jenny has the personality trait of _____ because _____.

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1. MMPI stands for _____.

2. In the MMPI, answers are _____ to indicate a trait.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, you can see how familiar you are with using the trait approach to assess personality. The meaning of MMPI and how answers are structured in the MMPI are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments let you see how much you understand about:

  • Type of assessment used when a questionnaire is given
  • How answers are structured in the MMPI
  • The meaning of MMPI

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about Freud's analogy and what the 90% refers to
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about personality traits and use it to correctly interpret an example of a person being mostly laid back but occasionally stressed
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on using the trait approach to assess personality

Additional Learning

Keep learning by using the lesson called Using the Trait Approach to Assess Personality. Other topics you can study at your own pace include:

  • What a personality trait is
  • Purpose of the MMPI
  • Issues with the MMPI, such as cultural bias