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Boyle, G. J. (2007) An overview of contemporary personality assessment.

Paper presented at the International Military Testing Association Conference, Gold Coast, October 8-12.

Reproduced with permission, Copyright © Gregory J. Boyle, 2007.



While many personality instruments have been constructed, questions remain as to their predictive validity (Boyle & Saklofske, 2004). According to Meyer et al. (2001, p. 128), “ (a) Psychological test validity is strong and compelling, (b) psychological test validity is comparable to medical test validity, (c) distinct assessment methods provide unique sources of information, and (d) clinicians who rely exclusively on interviews are prone to incomplete understandings.”

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