Advancing Personality Assessment: The Hermeneutic Approach (1.75 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Steven Anthony Sola Session Abstract: Contemporary psychotherapeutic practice including, but not limited to, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, relational and intersubjective psychotherapies, narrative psychotherapy, and modern forms of family therapy, often rely on case formulations that call for a broader and more enlarged approach to the assessment process. But contemporary therapists all too often … Continue reading Advancing Personality Assessment: The Hermeneutic Approach (1.75 CE Credits)

An Examination of Test Bias on the MMPI-A-RF Higher-Order Scales

Corresponding Author Information: Catherine Hanigan Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Research on potential test bias has been conducted on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) instruments since the publication of the original MMPI. While assessment profiles are known to be influenced by a range of demographic variables, bias is indicated when an instrument measures a … Continue reading An Examination of Test Bias on the MMPI-A-RF Higher-Order Scales

An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

Corresponding Author Information: Karary X. Gonzalez Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The defense mechanism of intellectualization has long been written about within the psychoanalytic literature (A. Freud, 1936/1946; Howe, 1934). However, the empirical examination of this defense has been limited. Exner described intellectualization as a “naïve form of denial… it is a pseudo-intellectual process that … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Intellectualization in the Rorschach Inkblot Test

An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

Corresponding Author Information: Adam W Anderson Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rorschach Inkblot Test research has validated many individual variables used in interpretation. The development of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) (Meyer, Viglione, Mihura, Erard, & Erdberg, 2011) involved administrative procedures to “optimize” the number of responses subjects provided so as to limit the impact of protocol … Continue reading An Exploratory Study of Rorschach Administration Behaviors and Their Empirical Correlates

An Integrated Approach to Personality Assessment Based on the Personality Systems Framework

Session Abstract: Psychologists who carry out personality assessments must be conversant in diverse technical languages to describe their clients’ social contexts and inner personality function. The clinician needs to understand a person’s family, gender role, ethnic identity, religious beliefs, and similar qualities, and also a client’s inner personality functioning, including the workings of motives, emotions, cognition, … Continue reading An Integrated Approach to Personality Assessment Based on the Personality Systems Framework

Application of Mixed Methods to Measure Uncertainty During COVID-19

Corresponding Author Information: Kathy Tehrani Session Abstract: Background and Purpose: Several studies have analyzed the impact of uncertainty on one’s psychological well-being during COVID-19 (Satici et al., 2020; Smith et al., 2020). However, few included a mixed methods approach. The current study examined how well open-ended responses corresponded to an emotional coping measure. It was hypothesized … Continue reading Application of Mixed Methods to Measure Uncertainty During COVID-19

Application of Mouse-Tracking Temporal Measures and Machine Learning Models to Detect a Faking-Good Response Style in Personality Questionnaires with Four Choice Alternatives

Corresponding Author Information: Cristina Mazza Session Abstract: Deliberate attempts to portray oneself in an unrealistic manner are commonly encountered in the administration of personality questionnaires. The main aim of the present study was to explore whether mouse tracking temporal indicators and machine learning models could improve the detection of subjects implementing a faking-good response style … Continue reading Application of Mouse-Tracking Temporal Measures and Machine Learning Models to Detect a Faking-Good Response Style in Personality Questionnaires with Four Choice Alternatives

Assessing Personality by Eye-Tracking Metrics: A Meta-Analytical Review

Corresponding Author Information: Shiyi Xu Session Abstract: Psychologists have been interested in assessing personality via non-verbal information for a long time. With the current advancement of technology, more and more researchers have experimented the eye-tracking techniques for a novel assessment of personality traits. Nevertheless, there are also increasing questions regarding the psychometric validity issues. The … Continue reading Assessing Personality by Eye-Tracking Metrics: A Meta-Analytical Review

Assessing Self-Definition and Relatedness in Level of Personality Functioning

Corresponding Author Information: Emily Mariotti, M.S. Session Abstract: Background and purpose: The meta-constructs of autonomy (AUT) and communion (COM) are linked to functioning across personality, interpersonal relationships, and psychopathology, and can inform psychotherapeutic treatment strategies. We report on the development and initial validation of content-based scales for AUT and COM as they correspond to the … Continue reading Assessing Self-Definition and Relatedness in Level of Personality Functioning

Big Five Personality Traits, Sensation Seeking and Happiness in Late-Life

Corresponding Author Information: Joao Pedro Oliveira Session Abstract: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of the Big Five personality traits and sensation seeking on happiness within a sample of older adults. SUBJECT(S): A total of 200 community-dwelling older adults, 92 males and 108 females, with ages understood between … Continue reading Big Five Personality Traits, Sensation Seeking and Happiness in Late-Life