Eysenck Personality Inventory

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Eysenck Personality Inventory

Psychology A short reliable device for evaluating 2 'dimensions' of personality–extroversion/introversion and mental stability; it is used when there is reason to believe that personality and individual differences might affect the dependent variables in a study


Hans Jurgen, German-English psychologist, 1916–.
Eysenck Personality Inventory

Eysenck Personality Inventory,

n.pr questionnaire in a self-report format that measures the personality aspect of extraversion-introversion and neuroticism-stability and includes a lie scale.
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000 Key: SD = standard deviation; STAI = State-Trait Anxiety Inventory IBQ = Illness Behavior Questionnaire; EPI = Eysenck Personality Inventory.
Each battery consisted of the Profile of Mood States (POMS; McNair, Lorr, & Droppleman, 1971), the Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT; Martens, 1977), the Sports Attitude Inventory (SAI; Willis, 1982), Levenson's Locus of Control (IPC; Levenson, 1981), and the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI; Eysenck & Eysenck, 1982).
This questionnaire contained Tobacyk's (1988) Revised Paranormal Belief Scale, along with such scales as the Tellegen Absorption Scale (Tellegen, 1992; Tellegen & Atkinson, 1974), Thalbourne and Delin's (1993) Australian Sheep-Goat Scale, Rotter's (1966) Internal-External Locus of Control Scale, the Eysenck Personality Inventory (Eysenck & Eysenck, 1964), the Magical Ideation Scale (Eckblad & Chapman, 1983), and the Gregariousness Index.