ERIC Number: ED093965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Teaching-Learning Process.
McCaulley, Mary H.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was developed specifically to make possible the implementation of Carl Jung's theory of type and is concerned mainly with conscious elements of the personality. It assumes that to function well, an individual must have a well-developed system for perception and a well-developed system for making decisions or judgments. Four interacting preferences are used to generate each of sixteen types. In each type, one pole of each of the four preferences is preferred over the other, and through use becomes more highly developed. The four preferences are: Extroversion or Introversion, Sensing or Intuition, Thinking or Feeling, and Judgment or Perception. The types are described in detail and the concepts are illustrated with data from a sample of 3275 freshmen and transfer students who entered the University of Florida in September, 1972. An overview of research that has been conducted on the teaching-learning process with the MBTI is presented. Past data and present research indicate that the use of type as an organizing principle increases the power of prediction in educational research. (RC)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator