1st Edition

Personality The Psychometric View

By Paul Kline Copyright 1993

    Although the psychometric view of personality is well established, it is little dealt with in most textbooks. Personality: the Psychometric View describes clearly the methods and findings of the psychometric testing of personality. Leading author Paul Kline discusses the theory of personality testing and the main types of personality test, as well as their practical application to occupational, educational and clinical psychology.
    Personality: the Psychometric View is the only text on the psychometric view of personality which is written with enough clarity to be suited to students. It will be valuable to all students of psychology, as well as postgraduates designing tests, and those in education and the social sciences.

    Chapter 1 The meaning of personality; Chapter 2 Measurement of personality; Chapter 3 Factor analysis in the study of personality; Chapter 4 The factor analysis of temperament; Chapter 5 Findings from other types of psychometric tests; Chapter 6 Personality dynamics; Chapter 7 Heritability of personality; Chapter 8 Personality testing in applied psychology; Chapter 9 Personality theory and the psychometrics of personality; Chapter 10 Summary and conclusions;


    Paul Kline is Professor of Psychometrics at the University of Exeter.