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COMING SOON !! The Reiss Motivation Profile® – Self Discovery Version
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Self-discovery is a process of learning who you are and how you are similar and different from other people. Psychologists have developed three methods for self-discovery, called psychodynamic, personality type theory, and human needs theory.
The Reiss Motivation Profile® (RMP) is a standardized, comprehensive assessment of a person's needs, interests, motives, and life goals.
Ages: The RMP can be used with people who are 12 or older.
Length: This is 128-item self-report questionnaire.
Administration: A client can complete the questionnaire online from any computer that is connected to the Internet, but the report is always emailed just to you. You then decide how best to share the findings with the client. Administration time is about 15 minutes. The results are immediate.
Results: You receive a two - five page, plain-language report that discusses how the individual prioritizes and combines the following 16 needs and what this means in terms of personality, behavior, happiness, and possible career choice. The 16 needs are:
Norms: The normative database today includes more than 40,000 people from North America, Europe, and Asia.
Validation: Steven Reiss, Ph.D., conducted scientific surveys and then used factor analytic methods to delineate 16 human needs. He and independent researchers, notably Ken Olson, Ph.D., then validated each of the 16 needs against personality measures (e.g., Big 5 scales, motivation scales, Anxiety Sensitivity Index, romance scales) as an indicator of behavior (e.g., interest in college major, club memberships, television viewing habits, participation in sports, participation in humanitarian causes, etc.). Reiss reported this work in 17 scientific journal articles -- three published in prestigious APA journals -- and three books. Since then, others have published books on the RMP. The instrument is gaining wide use. Practitioners usually can "see" the validity of the tool (meaning that the validity is apparent and not limited to statistics).