Can we measure personality?

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Home learning
 Read the comments that I have made and answer the
questions that I have posed, using a green pen.
Home learning for this week
 Describe and explain with practical examples:
 Need to achieve (nAch)
 Need to avoid failure (NaF)
 Key words: Approach behaviour, avoidance behaviour self
efficacy, learned helplessness, attributions
 On no more than 1 side of A4 for each
 Examination questions
Home learning task
 What were the challenges whilst completing the
home learning task from last week?
 - What to include? Did you use the syllabus?
 - How many marks?
 Structure: Definition, personality tests (interviews,
questionnaire, biometric testing, POMS, pros, cons
and then a summary)
RAP
 Use the weebly site
 Underline key words in the question
 Ensure research is thorough and use a plan
Review of articles
 Tiger Woods – Nature vs Nurture (no conclusive
evidence)
 Are winners born or made? Nature vs social /
interactionist approach. Mention of deliberate
practice
Personality
Lesson 2 of 2
Outcomes
 These will be discussed at the end of the lesson to
review what you have learnt
 You’ll be asked key questions during and at the end of
the lesson
Measuring personality
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Difficult (no clear definition)
Questionnaires, interview or observation
Degree of measurement error
Talent identification programmes
Personality testing
1. EPI (Eysenck’s Personality Inventory)
2. EPQ (Eysenck’s Personality Questionnaire)
3. Cattell’s Theory – 16 Personality factors
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Method
Advantages
Disadvantages
Questionnaires
Personality
testing
Interviews
Observation
Validity, reliability and ethics
 What, how and why?
What is POMS?
1. Profile of mood states (POMS)
2. Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) – Not needed
for your syllabus
POMS
Personality and sporting
performance
 Sceptical approach
 Credulous approach
MBTI
Mini review
 Should personality tests be used to screen
participants. Some NFL & NHL teams have used this
approach. Discuss – argument tennis
Do you take risks in sport?
Imagine that you are taking an exam. If you get a
question wrong you will lose a mark. After 20 minutes
you’ve answered the questions that you can do. You
have 10 questions left, what would you do?
 Answer the 10 questions and risk losing marks?
 Leave the 10 questions and sit safe?
 Achievement motivation (nAch and Naf)
Home learning for this week
 Describe and explain with practical examples:
 Need to achieve (nAch)
 Need to avoid failure (NaF)
 Key words to include: Approach behaviour, avoidance
behaviour self efficacy, learned helplessness, attributions
 On no more than 2 sides of A4 and then answer the
examination questions
Prove it review – Topic Olympic test
next week
Aspects of personality that must be covered in your syllabus
 definition of personality
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interactionalist perspective
personality as a predictor of performance
use of personality testing
profile of mood states (POMs)
achievement motivation - motives to achieve (nAch) and avoid
failure (Naf), and the characteristics of each
 incentive value and probability of success
 development of approach and avoidance behaviour
What did you learn today?

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