The Big Five Personality Test
This personality test is a great tool for introducing the concept of personality. The site has a brief questionnaire that users can take to assess their personality based on the Big Five factors of openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. After submitting this test, users see the results of their test and are taught about the different factors of personality that formulate the results. Also the results are printable and the user has the option of saving the link to their personal results as well.
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Jones Jennifer (Faculty)
This format is easy to use and very manageable from a time and content perspective for intro psych students. I will use it as a pre-class exercise. With something tangible in hand it opens up a myriad of opportunities for in-class activities that are self-reflective. I have not used it yet, but I play to in 5 weeks when we address personality. Great resource!
Kristina Barsema (Student)
The personality test acted as a great tool for understanding the Big Five Factor Model. It was very self- explanatory and the test included a wide range of questions to cover each factor. The learner can fully engage in the activity because it offers a first-hand experience with a test that many psychologists use as a reference regarding personality differences. A very popular and somewhat difficult concept at times was portrayed in a manner that students can use and find intriguing. While the test was well-rounded, I would have provided more introduction information about personality and the Big Five Factor Model. I also found some of the questions to irrelevant. In addition, I would have liked the results to go more in-depth about each factor and explain to each student what their results symbolized.
Jay Holden (Staff)