psych 11-15 - November 15, 2007 Intro. Psych. Personality...

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November 15, 2007 Intro. Psych. Personality -Trait Perspective -an individual’s unique constellation of durable dispositions and consistent ways of behaving (traits) constitutes his personality -honest, dependable, moody, impulsive, etc. -18000 words representing traits found in dictionary in 1936 -Factor Analysis -Cattell found that large groups of traits could be reduced down to 16 core personality traits based on statistical… -Personality Dimensions -Hans and Sybil Eynsenck suggested that personality could be reduced down to two polar dimensions -extraversion-introversion -emotional stability-instability -The Big Five Factors -Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Neuroticism (Emotional Stability), Openness, Extraversion -traits are not good predictors of behaviors -average behavior remains the same -personalities can change, but become more stable when older -Social-Cognitive -Bandura – personality is the result of an interaction that takes place b/w a person and his/her social context -3 factors: behavior, cognition, and environment
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