Educational institutions and correctional facilities are two types of settings where you might conduct personality assessments. Other settings include clinical, health care, and organizational settings. Which individuals might you encounter in these settings? How might the characteristics of the individuals and the settings influence the personality assessment process, the type of data you might gather, and the assessment decisions you might make? Additionally, what validity and reliability issues might emerge from conducting personality assessments in these settings? As a psychologist you must take the characteristics of the individual and the setting as well as the characteristics of your assessment instruments into account in order to make accurate decisions.
For this assignment, review this weekâ€™s Learning Resources. Select one of the following settings: clinical, health care, forensic, educational, or organizational. Then consider the types of information you might hope to gain from an assessment in this setting. Finally, reflect on any validity and reliability issues related to the assessment in the setting you selected.
With these thoughts in mind:
Write a description of the setting you selected. Next explain how and why personality assessments are used in that setting. Then explain what type of information you expect to gain from an assessment in the given setting. Finally, explain any validity and reliability issues related to the assessment in the given setting.