Predicting USNA Performance using Holistic Personality Analysis in Multidimensional Space

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Philip Smith

Adviser(s): CAPT Kevin Mullaney and Professor William Traves

Poster #53

Previous psychological models have focused on using either personality types or personality traits to group or categorize subjects. Both of these approaches, however, face significant methodological issues, stemming from the dichotomization of subjects into set personality groupings or from the lack of grounding in cognitive science, respectfully. This project aims to construct potentially predictive types, drawing from both type and trait psychological theory using several different machine learning tools to predict institutional outcomes of interest at the Naval Academy.

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