ItemJournal of Multivariate Experimental Personality and Clinical Psychology, v.3, no.4 (complete version)(Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1978) ItemBook review: "Multivariate Approaches for the Behavioral Sciences: A Brief Text" by G. Frank Lawlis and Douglas Chatfield, 1974(Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1978) Sheffield, James F., Jr. ItemDiagnosis of the dynamic roots of a clinical symptom by P-technique: A case of episodic alcoholism(Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1978) Cattell, Heather Birkett; Cattell, Raymond B. (Raymond Bernard), 1905-1998A P-technique study of a middle-aged episodic alcoholic was undertaken to get at the dynamic roots of the symptom. The ten dynamic traits in the Motivation Analysis Test were measured each day for 100 occasions using 5 objective test devices summed to an unintegrated, U, and an integrated, I, component for each. They were projection, fluency, preference, word association and decision speed. A measure of appeal (dependence need) and of the strength of the symptom was similarly measured. The longitudinal correlations were highly statistically significant and were analyzed in terms of path coefficients presenting a definite analysis of the etiology of the symptom which was consistent with general clinical observations and biography. ItemBook review: "A guide to the clinical use of the 16 PF" by Samuel Karson and Jerry W. O'Dell, 1977(Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1978) Wallbrown, Fred H. ItemReliability and scope in personality assessment: A comparison of the Cattell and Eysenck inventories(Wichita State University, Department of Psychology, 1978) Krug, Samuel E.One questionnaire designed to measure primary personality traits (the 16 PF) and another designed to measure second-order traits (the EPI) were compared in terms of reliability and comprehensiveness. Reliability differences between the two tests appeared to be due to their relative length rather than any inherent characteristics of the underlying traits. Two approaches for evaluating the overlap between the two scales were explored. The theoretical conclusion appears to be that the reliable portions of the EPI scale scores can be entirely reconstructed from a knowledge of 16 PF scores. In contrast, the EPI is far narrower in its scope and able to explain less than a third of a reliable variance in the 16 PF.