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Running head: Scientific Study of Personality 1 Research Based Interventions on Personality Disorders Mary Beth Kochie PSY/650 February 20, 2016 Mary Newhams, Instructor
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Scientific Study of Personality 2 Scientific Study of Personality When undergoing scientific personality study, one must consider the various scientific speculations of personality. One must define personality and how it is viewed by psychologists, various methods used to study personality, and the three most customarily used methods in personality research: case studies, correlational designs, experimental design. Lastly, information provided by the methods, and the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Define and provide an overview of personality as viewed by psychologists The answer of personality revolves around questions about people scientifically. By understanding form, units of analysis, processes, development and therapeutic change. The personality structure refers to the stable and enduring aspects of personality. They are comparable to parts of the body. They represent the building blocks of personality theory. Units of analysis of different personality theories provide different conceptions of personality structure, within their scientific models. Personality trait refers to a consistent style of emotion or behavior that people display across a variety of situations. Another unit of analysis is type. Type refers to the clustering of many different traits. Type suggests that there are three types of people. First responds in a flexible resilient manner to mental stress. Second are people who respond in a socially inhibited manner to mental stress. Third are those who respond in an uninhibited manner or under controlled manner (Cervone, 2010). The process of personality refers to the psychological reactions that change dynamically over relatively short periods of time. Feelings, emotions and personal needs are rapidly changing.This rapidly dynamic flow of motivation, emotion, and action is what personality psychologists will attempt to explain through studying personality process. And finally therapeutic change (growth) and evolution are hard for personality theorists to understand. They
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Scientific Study of Personality 3 are trying to understand why people are the way they are in the present and how they got that way and, how they were in the past through a much more formal lenses. There are two
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