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Personality: Trait Theory & Projective Personality Tests

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Theories of Personality 0:13
    • Defining Personality
    • Personality Theories
  • Personality Traits 1:10
    • Personality Traits
    • Measured on a Scale from Low to High
    • Factor Analysis
    • Trait of Conscientiousness
  • Stability of Personality 3:29
    • Traits Must Be Fairly Consistent Over Time
    • Personality is Consistent
    • Temperament and Extraversion
  • The Big Five Factor Model 7:01
    • Five Traits
    • All Other Traits
  • Big Five Factor Model 8:06
    • Extroversion
    • Agreeableness
    • Conscientiousness
    • Neuroticism
    • Openness to Experience
  • Why Measure Personality? 12:09
    • Employment Selection
    • Job or Occupation Choices
    • Gain a Better Understanding of Behavior
    • Team Building
  • The MMPI 15:43
    • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is Designed to Diagnose Disorders
    • Structure of the Exam
  • Projective Personality Tests 20:17
    • Purpose of Projective Personality Tests
    • Rorschach Inkblot Test
    • Thematic Apperception Test
  • Summary of Projective Personality Testing 23:52
    • Most Psychologists Do Not See Significant Benefits from Projective Forms of Personality Testing
    • Some Therapists Use Them As An Additional Tool