This assessment will require you to score and plot your own personality profile data
and your other-rater profile data. You will have self and other Big 5 scores, and self and
other HEXACO scores. We will step you through scoring and plotting your profiles in
The report will be in short answer format, and questions will relate to aspects of
personality testing and the usefulness (or not) of conducting personality assessments.
This assessment task is designed to help you develop a sense of the accuracy of
personality inventories (you will be able to judge if your profile really reflects who you
are), as well as their uses and their limitations.
HPS791 students will have one additional question to respond to. The additional item
will relate to the construction of personality inventories.
2.1 Assessment criteria
Your Personality Profile Report will be evaluated according to the rubric supplied in the
AT2 folder. Broadly, the assessment pertains to;
- Your interpretation and understanding of the scores across the Big 5 and HEXACO
- How well you apply critical thinking and reasoning to self-versus-other-rater data
which we use to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the inventories.
Given the above discussions, a position on personality testing is provided with rationale
and justification to support the perspective.
2.2 Word count
The word limit for this assignment ranges from 1000-1500 words. This is because we
know that your profiles are all unique and some people may have more to write about
than others; however, this is not meant to be a lengthy piece of work. It is expected that
you will be succinct.
No marks are allocated to formatting or APA style. You can simply answer the questions
in a ‘question and answer’ format, however you still must still write well and use full
sentences (i.e. no dot points etc.). You are not required to provide in-text citations or a
reference list, but it is good practice to acknowledge others’ work if you do happen to
include a reference.
Your final assessment is a multiple-choice examination of the learning outcomes
covered by the textbook. In T2 2020 the exam will be held during the normal Deakin
University examination period, and in line with COVID19 assessment policy