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Personality Test 1216 terms byelmacapagalThe term personality comes from the
word persona, meaning a theatrical__________________.Personality is a pattern of relatively
permanent _____________________,dispositions, or characteristics withinan individual that give some measureof consistency to that person'sbehavior.A ___________________ is a set of related
assumptions that allows scientists touse logical deductive reasoning toformulate testable hypotheses.Theories are most closely related to
_________________________, the branch ofphilosophy that deals with the natureof knowledge.The field of study concerned with
observation and classification of dataand with the verification of generallaws through the testing of hypothesesis called _______________________.A _________________________ is a
classification of things according totheir natural relationships.A hypothesis is often defined as an
___________________ guess.The psychology of
_______________________ is a subdisciplineof psychology that studies the personaltraits of scientists.
A useful theory must be
The law of parsimony states that the
______________________ of two theories ispreferred.The most important function of a
___________________ is to generateresearch.An _________________ definition is one
that defines concepts and units interms of specific operations.Teleology is an explanation of behavior
in terms of _______________________goals.A reliable test will yield
___________________ results.A test that measures what it issupposed to measure is said to be
Useful theories are founded on both
speculation and scientific evidence.The word personality comes from the
Latin persona, meaning a mask orfacade.Personality refers mostly to those
characteristics that a person projects tothe rest of the world.The terms theory and hypothesis are
synonymous.Philosophy is a broader term than
theory.The terms theory and educated guess
are used interchangeably by scientists.
Epistemology is the branch of
philosophy dealing with the nature ofknowledge.Science is the branch of study
concerned with observation andclassification of data and with theverification of general laws.Theories should be viewed as
impractical but interestingspeculations.Theory is a broader term than
hypothesis.Taxonomies are dynamic and generate
a multitude of hypotheses.A useful theory should generate
multiple hypotheses.A cyclic relationship should exist
between theory and observation.The psychology of science studies
personal traits of personality theorists.A useful theory of personality should
be falsifiable.Personality theorists should avoid
being influenced by their ownpersonalities and backgrounds.The psychology of science investigatesways in which personal characteristicsof scientists influence scientific theoryand research.

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