California Psychological Inventory Research Paper

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"Psychological Testing Using the ___________" (the instrument you select)

NOTICE***(Due Sunday by midnight at the end of week 3)

  • This month you are to write a 1200-word research paper on psychological testing using one of the following instruments: California Psychological Inventory, 16 Personality Factors or the MMPI.
  • This paper is worth 15% of your grade.
  • Please use the APA format and cite at least four (4) sources. Take time to review the APA video posted in the Getting Started area of the course.

Assignment Requirements (Use as a checklist):

You will select one of the above testing instruments:

  • CPI
  • 16PF
  • MMPI

and research and discuss the following aspects of the test:

  1. Development and Description
  2. Uses
  3. What does it measure
  4. Strengths
  5. Weaknesses
  6. Reliability
  7. Validity
  8. Administration
  • Use a 10 or 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman Font
  • Double-space paper
  • Minimum of 1200 words. No more than 2,000 words
  • Minimum of four (4) cited sources
  • Use APA format and parenthetical citations right after cited material (See below)
  • Make sure your name is on your paper
  • Paper should contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion


* There will be a 20 pt penalty for writing less than 1200 words on this assignment.

Suggested Outline
  • Name on top right corner of page
  • Title centered 4 spaces under name
  • Introduction – 1st paragraph.

State thesis: purpose of paper. This is the last sentence of your introduction. (E.g., "Since families play such a major role in our lives, it is very important to understand the theories and systems at work within them.")

  • Body – 2nd thru 6th or 8th paragraphs ( as needed)
  • Conclusion – Last paragraph
  1. Restate your thesis or the purpose of your paper
  2. Write about why this is important
  3. Remember to make the conclusion similar in length to the other paragraphs
Many students write a one or two sentence conclusion. Do not do that.

Grading Rubric for Final Project

Item Description

Percent

Correct definition of Concepts

10%

Statement of main points and thesis in introduction

5%

Properly indented paragraphs

5%

Content in introduction

5%

Content in body

40%

Content in conclusion

5%

Balance – paragraphs similar in length – about 150 words

5%

Organization – followed format (intro, body, conclusion)

5%

Spelling

10%

Grammar

10%

Total

100%

  • There will be a 10pt. penalty for each day the assignment is late. It is due Sunday, by midnight, of week 3.
  • There will be a 100 pt. penalty for plagiarizing. This means a 0. If in doubt, cite, cite, cite.

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Explanation & Answer

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Running head: CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY

California Psychological Inventory
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Introduction
The California Psychological Inventory (CPI) has been in existence for quite some time. It
was first used in 1951 and has had to go through numerous improvements to increase its accuracy
and validity (Jones & Peskin, 2017). Professor Gough believed he could use the California
Psychological Inventory to understand human conduct and what motivates its emergence and then
use this information to anticipate how an individual will act in the future. The validity and
reliability of the CPI test results are the main reasons behind the popularity of this measurement
tool, especially within the corporate world.
Development and Description
The person credited with coming up with the CPI is Professor Harrison Gough, of the
University of California. During development, Professor Gough started by borrowing a couple of
items from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and then made his additions to CPI.
The additions were variations of the MMPI since they had a slightly lesser clinical inclination. The
original CPI model had five hundred and forty-eight components, which generated fifteen scale
scores. The number of items covered by the CPI has changed over the years, with the 1987 edition
having four hundred and eighty items while the 2002 model contained two hundred and sixty items
(Jones & Peskin, 2017).
Uses of the CPI
The primary use of the California Psychological Inventory is to evaluate interpersonal
communication and behavior (Boer et al., 2008). The CPI helps make forecasts regarding how a
person will react, say, and respond to particular stimuli. To qualify to undergo testing using this
mechanism, an individual must be aged thirteen years or older. The test typically takes

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approximately forty-five minutes to an hour to complete. One of the key features of the CPI is that...


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