Dr. Mills

Introduction to Psychological Testing

TEST TAKING INSTRUCTIONS

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BRING ALL OF YOUR TEST RESULTS PROFILES AND PRINTOUTS

IN YOUR MANILA ENVELOPE TO CLASS ON THE ASSIGNED DATE

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Confidentiality: If you value your privacy, you may wish
to keep your testing results in a private place -- away
from easy access by roommates, friends, family, etc.
When requested to enter your name, you may wish to identify
yourself by the last 4 numbers of your student ID number
(or some other number) instead of your name.

All of the tests you will take are available on the web.

Use any web-connected computer with a printer to take
these tests.

If you are puzzled or upset by any of the test results,  keep
in mind that many of these online tests do not have published
reliability and validity data.  You should view the results with
some caution and skepticism.  Also, if you would like a professional
psychologist to help you interpret your results, you may wish to
make an appointment with a psychologist at the LMU Student
Psychological Services (see http://www.lmu.edu/page1330.aspx ).
As a psychology major, this could be a good educational experience
in itself.

 

PERSONALITY TESTS:

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SELF-RATINGS ON THE NEO

Before you take the NEO, rate yourself on the various personality
traits.  Go here if you have not done so already.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEO PERSONALITY TEST:

To take the IPIP-NEO (an alternate form of the NEO) go to:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/~j5j/IPIP/

You may take either the long or short version of the test.
Print your results (remember to set printing to "Landscape".
When you are ready to print, click File / Properties / and click
on the Landscape radio button).

Put your printout in your Test Results manila folder.

If you are interested in learning more about this test and
International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) see:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/5/j5j/papers/web.html

Remember to set printing back to "Portrait" mode
after your test results have printed.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE KEIRSEY TEMPERAMENT SORTER
(a test similar to the MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR)

Go to the following web address: 

http://www.advisorteam.com/user/ktsintro1.asp

You will need to answer some demographic questions and
enter your email address.

Print out your results and include them in your manila envelope.
If you wish to pay for a more detailed report for $15 (and include it
in your manila envelope) you may optionally do so.

Alternately, if you wish to get a full report for $5 (but by using a test with
unknown reliability and validity), see:

    http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm

Optional similar tests:
    Socionics:  http://www.socionics.com/
                http://www.personality100.com/page/partner.xml?partnerid=GGC&linkid=6587994_220548774_11824481
    PersonalityPage.com:   http://www.personalitypage.com/
    InfoMate Jung Marriage Test:  http://www.humanmetrics.com/#Jmatch

 

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The Personality 100 test:

Go to:

http://www.personality100.com/

Take the test and print out your results.   (You can optionally
pay $30 for a more detailed report.)

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Authentic Happiness VIA Signature Strengths Survey

Test developed by Dr. Martin Seligman to assess your strengths.

http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/

Take the VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire, but you will
need to register first (free):

http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/register.aspx

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INTELLIGENCE TEST:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING THE IQ TEST.

Go the following web address:

http://www.intelligencetest.com/

 

IMPORTANT: This IQ test has unknown reliability and validity, so
interpret the results with caution and skepticism.

The purpose of this exercise is NOT to get an accurate assessment of
your IQ. Instead, I want you to have the experience of taking a
computerized IQ test, and for you to note that without
statistics about the reliability and validity of a test,
it is difficult to interpret the results.

Note how a single IQ score can be rather simplistic and misleading.
You can see why it would be more helpful if your score was reported using
Standard Error of Measurement (SEM) to construct 68% and 95% confidence
bands. Remember, since no information about reliability or validity
about this test is available, it is impossible for you to judge the accuracy
of your obtained IQ score, or, if this test is likely to predict
future performance. Since we know nothing about the reliability
and validity of this test, we cannot interpret the test results.

Optional Test:

   The Multiple Intelligence Inventory:  http://www.ldrc.ca/projects/miinventory/miinventory.php

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE TEST:

Tickle EQ test:

     http://web.tickle.com/tests/eiq/

Print out your results, and add it to your manila envelope.  (Note: If you wish
you may optionally pay for an extended report.)

Note: These tests have unknown reliability and validity -- interpret
the results with caution and skepticism.

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VOCATIONAL / CAREER TESTS:

Strong Interest Inventory (SII)

Information about this test will be given in class.  Once you
you have the login information, go to:

    http://online.cpp-db.com

Enter the login name and password given to you in class
(or email me to get it if you missed it).

Leave the User ID area blank.  Then click on "Log In"

On the next screen, click on "Take It!" next to the Strong
Interest Inventory.

On the following screen, click on the Batch Name drop down menu
and select "Steave Savage".

Enter the requested information (for your personal ID, enter
your social security number.)

You will not get your results immediately after you take the
test.  Instead, one of the LMU career counselors will bring
them to class and present a guest lecture regarding how to
interpret your results. 

Put the results in your test results manila envelope.

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Transferable Skills Survey

    http://www.d.umn.edu/student/loon/car/self/career_transfer_survey.html

Follow the directions. Print a copy of your results, and
include it in your manila envelope.

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Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)

This test is optional, but I highly recommend that
you take it.

This is available at:

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/careers/ccciss.htm

The cost is about $18 -- you will need to use your
credit card to pay for the test. Well worth the price.
Print out your results and include them in your manila
envelope.

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Additional Optional Career Tests: 
    The Career Key:   http://www.careerkey.org/english/
    Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential: http://www.assessment.com/
 

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VALUES / GOALS TESTS:

Rokeach Values Survey

Put the Rokeach Values Survey that you took the first
day of class in your manila envelope.

Do NOT include the bogus "Barnum" interpretive report with it. The
Rokeach Values survey itself is not bogus -- it has been used in
sociological, politicial science, and psychological research.

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The Political Compass and the World's Smallest Political Quiz

Discover your political orientation in 2 dimensions.

     Political Compass:  http://www.politicalcompass.org/

Also, take:

     World's Smallest Political Quiz:  http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html

Print your results and put them in your manila envelope.

Optional: additional assessment of political orientation:
   Political Quiz: http://franz.org/quiz.htm

 

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RELATIONSHIP STRENGTHS / COMPATIBILITY TESTS:

Take the free personality & relationship compatibility test at
the dating web site Eharmony.com: 
 

        www.eharmony.com

You will need to create a free account (you don't need to be
a paying member to take the tests). 

Print off the report, and include it in your packet.

Additional optional relationship assessments can be taken for free at:

bulletTrue.com: http://true.combulletMatch.com:  www.match.com

Note: Although these tests were developed by psychologists, they
have unreported reliability and validity -- interpret the results with caution
and skepticism.

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ADDITIONAL TESTS:

Take one or more additional web-based tests of your choice.

Pick at least one additional test to take that is available on the web.  

See some of the web  sites listed on the syllabus, or check out Yahoo listings at:

    http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Psychology/Branches/Personality/Online_Tests/

Also see:

    http://www.similarminds.com
    http://www.2h.com/index.html
    http://www.queendom.com/tests/alltests.html 
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/HTDocs/prod/ptoselftest/self_test.asp
    http://www.emode.com/
    http://web.tickle.com/

 

Take a test that interests you, and include a printout of the results in your manila envelope.
Also, on the printout, write a note about any information about the reliability
or validity of the test is available (and, if so, where).   If this information
is unavailable, indicate this on the printout.