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The Kohs Block Design Test is a cognitive test for children or adults with a mental age between 3 and 19. It is oc mainly used to test persons with language or hearing handicaps but also given to disadvantaged and non-English-speaking children. The child is shown 17 cards with a variety of colored designs and asked to reproduce them using a set of colored blocks. Performance is based not just on the accuracy of the drawings but also on the examiner's observation of the child's behavior during the test, including such factors as attention level, self-criticism, and adaptive behavior (such as self-help, communication, and social skills). The Kohs Block Design Test is sometimes included in other tests, such as the Merrill-Palmer and Arthur Performance
Example of a Preference Test Kuder Preference Record n. An occupational interest inventory designed to measure the respondent's relative levels of interest in ten occupational areas: clerical, computational, art, music, social service, outdoor, science, persuasive, literary, mechanical. Each item of the scale consists of three activities from which the respondent selects the least liked and the most liked. KPR or KPR-V abbrev. [Named after the US psychologist George Frederic ( Fritz) Kuder (1903–2000) who published it as a commercial test in 1960] Examples Of Personality Test Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey Authors: J. P. Guilford, PhD, and Wayne S. Zimmerman, PhD The Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey provides a nonclinical description of an individual's personality characteristics for use in career planning, counseling, and research. The GZTS inventory is used by organizational psychologists, personnel professionals, clinical psychologists, and counseling professionals in mental health facilities, businesses, and educational settings to help:
Measure attributes related to personality and temperament that might help predict successful performance in various occupations. Identify students who may have trouble adjusting to school and the types of problems that may occur. Assess temperamental trends that may be the source of problems and conflicts in marriage or other relationships. Provide objective personality information to complement other data that may assist with personnel selection, placement, and development. Qualification Level 3 Administer To Individuals 16 years and older Reading Level 8th grade Completion Time 30–60 minutes (300 self-descriptive statements) Formats Paper-and-pencil or computer administration Report Option Interpretive Report Q™ Local Software Scoring Options Mail-in Scoring Service Optical Scan Scoring Scales 10 personality and temperament factors Norms Nonclinical—adults, college students, high school students
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Symptom Scales G - General Activity R - Restraint A - Ascendance S - Sociability E - Emotional Stability O - Objectivity F - Friendliness T - Thoughtfulness P - Personal Relations M - Masculinity The Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) is a forced choice, objective, non-projective personality inventory, derived from the theory of H. A. Murray, which measures the rating of individuals in fifteen normal needs or motives. On the EPPS there are nine statements used for each scale. Social Desirability ratings have been done for each item, and the pairing of items attempts to match items of approximately equal social desirability. Fifteen pairs of items are repeated twice for the consistency scale. Achievement : A need to accomplish tasks well Deference: A need to conform to customs and defer to others Order: A need to plan well and be organized Exhibition: A need to be the center of attention in a group Autonomy: A need to be free of responsibilities and obligations Affiliation: A need to form strong friendships and attachments Intraception: A need to analyze behaviors and feelings of others Succorance: A need to receive support and attention from others Dominance: A need to be a leader and influence others Abasement: A need to accept blame for problems and confess errors to others Nurturance: A need to be of assistance to others Change: A need to be of assistance to others Endurance: A need to follow through on tasks and complete assignments Heterosexuality: A need to be associated with and attractive to members of the opposite sex Aggression: A need to express one's opinion and be critical of others (Edwards, 1959/1985) The inventory consists of 225 pairs of statements in which items from each of the 15 scales are paired with items from the other 14 plus the other fifteen pairs of items for the optional consistency check. This leaves the total number of items (14x15) at 210. Edwards has used the last 15 items to offer the candidate the same item twice, using the results to calculate a consistency score. The result will be considered valid if the consistency checks for more than 9 out of 15 paired items. Within each pair, the subjects choose one statement as more characteristic of themselves, reducing the social desirability factor of the test. Due to the forced choice, the EPPS is an ipsative test, the statements are made in relation to the strength of an individual's other needs. Hence, like personality, it
is not absolute. Results of the test are reliable, although there are doubts about the consistency scale The California Psychological Inventory (CPI) is a self-report inventory created by Harrison Gough and currently published by Consulting Psychologists Press. It was created in a similar manner to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), but unlike the MMPI, it is not concerned with maladjustment or clinical diagnosis, but concerned itself with more "normal" aspects of personality. The CPI is made up of 434 true-false questions, half of which were taken from the original version of the MMPI.  The test is scored on 18 scales, three of which are validity scales. Eleven of the non-validity scales were selected by comparing responses from various groups of people. The other four were content validated.  The test is typically used with people aged 13 years and older. It takes about 4560 minutes to complete. The revised third edition of the CPI contains 434 items. This latest version requires that the patient's false and true answers be transformed at an additional cost into raw scale and Standard scores by the publisher, who will also provide interpretative report writing. The older CPI with the 462 items is still available for sale by the publisher, Consulting Psychologists Press, and comes with plastic scoring keys and profile sheets, thus allowing each research or clinical psychologist to score the test by hand, an admittedly less convenient but nonetheless a less expensive alternative, one ideally suited for use in training psychology students.