Test Critique

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James P. VanDemark
Psyc4310- Tests and Measurements (36357)
Dr. Trina Gordon Hall
April 19, 2014
Name of Test: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

The Name of the Test: Include also the date it was originally developed as well as the date of the current version. This should be done in a narrative form under the subheading
The test critique is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This was a mother and daughter joint effort of Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers developed the MBTI®. They have been fascinated with enduring work on Carl Jung's theories in the 1920’s regarding psychological type preferences. Carl Jung believed that theories can be applied in real life situations as well as in real world applications. During World War II, Katherine and Isabel started exploring while establishing an indicator to be able to understand individual differences. Both felt that this tool will assist them place themselves with the right occupation that will suit their personality types. Basically, this will be very useful for individuals to have a healthier and more fulfilling life. Myers introduced the first pen-and pencil version of this test during the 1940’s. Both women utilized this test in the beginning with their family and friends. This research continued for the next twenty years. It has noted that the theory of an individual’s traits can be assessed with through personality tests that have acknowledged a high level of importance.1 There are millions of individuals worldwide who have taken this Indicator test since its first publication in 1962. The third edition MBTI® appeared in 1998. Naomi Quenk was the coauthor of the 1998 revision of the MBTI Manual.
Purpose of the Test: What is this test typically used for? Who is this test designed for, what does it measure?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® is a type of psychological test whereby a person would respond to questions without any assistance from anyone. It was developed to assist in identifying



References: Briggs, K. C., Myers, I., Quenk, N., Kummerow, J., Hammer, A. L., & Majors, M. (n.d). Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(r) Step II (Form Q). https://login.ruby2.uhv.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mmt&AN=TIP07001711&site=ehost-live Briggs, K. C., & Briggs Myers, I. (n.d). Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. https://login.ruby2.uhv.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mmt&AN=9%3a739&site=ehost-live Briggs, K. C., Myers, I., McCaulley, M. H., Quenk, N. L., & Hammer, A. (n.d). Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(r), Form M. https://login.ruby2.uhv.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mmt&AN=TIP07001710&site=ehost-live Briggs, K. C., & Meyers, I. (n.d). Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. https://login.ruby2.uhv.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mmt&AN=8%3a630&site=ehost-live Briggs, K. C., & Briggs Myers, I. (n.d). Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. https://login.ruby2.uhv.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mmt&AN=6%3a147&site=ehost-live

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