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Running Head: PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST
An objective test is a test that tends to be moderately free from rater bias, and they are
normally believed to have more validity than a subjective test. Validity, in this case, refers to
whether or not the test used truly measures the hypothesis that it is meant to measure. Rorschach
is a subjective measure while Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) is an objective
psychological measure. However, there are some challenges on the objective tests in that they are
subject to the willingness and ability of the respondent to respond to the test. In this case, the
respondents need to be open, honest and self-reflective to give a general view of their true
personality. Both measures, however, have a major problem in that the individuals have the
propensity to endorse ambiguous generalization that could also apply to anyone (Archer, Smith,
Objective test such as MMPI are believed to be fairly free from rater bias or rather they are
free from the influence of the assessor’s views. Due to this effect, the objective test such as MMPI
is thought to have more validity than subjective tests. However, these tests have a challenge of
being subject to the willingness and ability of the recipient to be exposed, honest, and s...