Problems of Measurement in Objective Personality Evaluation

  • J. C. Brengelmann


In all sciences, the method of investigation must be adjusted to the subject matter under investigation.” This statement by von Allesch1 will sound perfectly reasonable to everyone. The short history of personality research is, in fact, full of such attempts of adjustments; implementation has not followed the path of a smooth learning curve but has rather resulted in a welter of frequently disagreeing methods and techniques. Quite unlike other biological sciences, personality research has not developed standard methods or instruments of investigation. Other than ability and paper-and-pencil tests, there are, presently, no objective personality measures with established norms and validity.


Stimulus Condition Rotation Error Personality Research Lysergic Acid Objective Personality 
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