Short answer questions

Consider whether you can answer these questions to check your understanding of the chapter. Trying writing out answers to practice for your exams. 

  1. You are developing a new personality inventory to measure shyness. Briefly describe a study that could establish its convergent and discriminant validity and its retest reliability. Who would be in your sample, what tests would you give them, and when would you measure them?

  2. You are developing a personality inventory and want to reduce the impact of yea-saying, nay-saying, and social desirability response biases. How would you design your inventory to minimize the effects of these biases?