Factor Analysis Psychology

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4. A factor analysis is a statistical technique in which correlation among a number of simple scales are reduced to a few basic dimensions. Factor analysis is a multivariate statistical technique that is used for the summarization of information contained in large numbers. (Friedman, Schustack, 2012, p.36). Factor analysis use to uncover the latent structures of a set of variables. It is capable of being used to reduce large variables
5. The kinds of information that is important to obtain in order to construct an accurate picture of personality is to conduct some form of the five major dimensions of personality. Openness, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Extraversion, and Neuroticism. In the extroversion category low scores mean, they could be a loner, but they are quiet, and quite passive, but reserved. High scores means the person could be a joiner (a fan of group activities), very talkative, active, and affectionate. In the agreeableness category low scores could mean you are suspicious, critical, ruthless and irritable. If you have high test scores in it
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Behavior modification is the alteration of behavioral patterns through the use of such learning techniques as biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement. Behavior modification is used to treat adults and children who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), phobias, enuresis, anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder just to name a few. Behavior modification can also be used to increase such behavior in any individual that is desired. Behavior modification involves positive reinforcement, which consequently encourages certain behaviors through a reward system. Behavior modification also involves negative reinforcement, negative reinforcement is an event or behavior that in enforced through the removed of something. The purpose of this is to have normal results in which undesirable behavior is replaced with behavior that is
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