Personality assessment encompasses a broad range of procedures for identifying and evaluating aspects of personality and individual differences. Personality assessment can be broadly divided into self-report inventories, performance-based assessment procedures, and interviews. These forms of assessment may serve various aims, including use in basic research, as well as providing application within various settings such as clinical and organizational domains. Personality assessment can be distinguished from personality measurement, the latter being a subset of assessing personality.
Personality psychology involves both describing and explaining characteristic patterns of human psychological variation (Funder 2001; Revelle 1995). Personality assessment encompasses a broad range of procedures for identifying and evaluating both qualitative and quantitative features of personality and individual differences. Both the theory and...
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