Teaching Strategies for Personality Assessment at the Undergraduate Level

Michael J. Roche, Nicholas C. Jacobson, Carley A. Roche

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Abstract

Personality assessment is a crucial component of clinical practice, and the training and proficiency criteria to develop competence are complex and multifaceted. Like many advanced topics, the field of personality assessment would benefit from early exposure in undergraduate classroom settings. This research evaluates how an undergraduate personality course can be enhanced through 2 enrichment activities (self-assessments and a personality project). Students completed several self-assessments of their personality and wrote a comprehensive and integrative personality assessment about themselves. Results demonstrated that these activities increased interest in personality assessment, deepened understanding of course material, and promoted student growth and self-exploration. We discuss the benefits of these enrichment activities for the student, instructor, and field of personality science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-125
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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