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1. Define personality. Discuss the psychological and environmental determinants of personality development.

Personality is a …. patterned body of habits, traits, attitudes and ideas of an individual, as these are organised externally into roles and statuses,... Continue Reading >>

2. Discuss various projective techniques in assessment of personality.

A projective technique ‘‘is an instrument that is considered especially sensitive to covert or unconscious aspects of behavior, permits or encourages ... Continue Reading >>

3. Elucidate Allport’s development of selfhood.

Whether motivational or stylistic, some personal dispositions are close to the core of personality, whereas others are more on the periphery. Those th... Continue Reading >>


4. Describe neuropsychological basis of trait and types.

Human behaviors and experiences are generated by biological processes, primarily within the brain. The regularities in these behaviors and experiences... Continue Reading >>

5. Examine the strengths and weaknesses of self- report tests.

A self-report method is a data collection technique used in personality assessment where the information about the subject is provided by the subject ... Continue Reading >>

6. Discuss the case study method.

A case study (or case history) consists of an intensive, detailed description and analysis of a particular individual, group, or event. Such studies a... Continue Reading >>

7. Evaluate Karen Horney’s theory of self.

Karen Horney placed emphasis on the inner conflicts that both normal and neurotic individuals experience. Intra-psychic processes originate from inter... Continue Reading >>

8. Analyse Maslow’s Need Hierarchy theory.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper ""A Theory of Human Motivation"" in Psychological Rev... Continue Reading >>


9. Describe Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness is one of the factors of the Big Five personality theory. It describes people who are ordered, controlled, organized, ambitious, ach... Continue Reading >>

10. Describe Factor analysis

Factor analysis is a method of analyzing a set of correlations to discover which variables in the set are correlated with each other but are largely i... Continue Reading >>

11. Describe Eysenck Personality Questionnaire

It is a questionnaire to assess the personality traits of a person. It was devised by the psychologists Hans Jürgen Eysenck and his wife Sybil B. G. E... Continue Reading >>

12. Describe MMPI

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory is a test used to gather information on personality, attitudes, and mental health of persons aged 16 o... Continue Reading >>

13. Describe Structured Interview

A structured interview (also known as a standardised interview or a researcher-administered survey) is a quantitative research method commonly employe... Continue Reading >>

14. Describe Reliability and validity of Rorschach

Rorschach test is a psychometric tool that uses a series of inkblots shown to a subject, and elicits verbal responses as to what the individual sees i... Continue Reading >>

15. Describe Apperception

Apperception is ""the process by which new experience is assimilated to and transformed by the residuum of past experience of an individual to form a n... Continue Reading >>

16. Describe Self-efficacy

Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s capacity to perform a specific task. The higher a person’s feelings of self-efficacy, the better that person tend... Continue Reading >>

17. Describe Congruence

Congruence refers to the state of harmony that exists when there is no discrepancy between the person’s experiencing and his or her self-concept.... Continue Reading >>

18. Describe Personification

Beginning in infancy and continuing throughout the various developmental stages, people acquire certain images of themselves and others. These images ... Continue Reading >>
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