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ERIC Number: EJ156758
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Personal Validation: Some Empirical and Ethical Considerations
Collins, Robert W.; And Others
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 45, 1, 70-77, Feb 77
Two experiments examined the tendency for people to endorse personality descriptions allegedly derived from personality tests. Subjects were 93 male and female college students. Personal validation appeared to be unaffected by test source and personal versus generalized personality descriptions. The favorability-unfavorabilitty of the descriptions did affect the subjects' validity ratings. (Author)
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