Advancing Personality Assessment Terminology: Time to Retire "Objective" and "Projective" As Personality Test Descriptors

@article{Meyer2006AdvancingPA,
  title={Advancing Personality Assessment Terminology: Time to Retire "Objective" and "Projective" As Personality Test Descriptors},
  author={Gregory J. Meyer and John E. Kurtz},
  journal={Journal of Personality Assessment},
  year={2006},
  volume={87},
  pages={223 - 225}
}
(2006). Advancing Personality Assessment Terminology: Time to Retire 'Objective' and 'Projective' As Personality Test Descriptors. Journal of Personality Assessment: Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 223-225. 
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