PSY 352 Study Guide 1 - PSY 352 Personality Psychology...

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PSY 352: Personality Psychology Study Guide #1 Introduction What is personality?
How would you describe the traits vs. situationism debate?
o Person-situation debate: behavior as function of stable traits or changing situations?
Describe the psychoanalytic, trait, biological, humanistic, behavioral, and cognitive approaches to understanding personality.
o Trait: stable, defining characteristics- do you have a steady, unchanging personality? o Behavioral/social learning: conditioning, learned experiences- have you been taught to
have a certain type of personality? o Cognitive: information processing is your personality a result of the way that you think and make decisions? Research Methods What is self-report data, and what are its strengths and weaknesses? How does social desirability influence the validity of self-report data?

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