PSY_1_Personality

PSY_1_Personality - Personality Personality An individuals...

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Personality
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Personality An individual’s enduring response patterns over a variety of situations.
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Types of Personality Theories Type theories Trait theories
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Early Type Theories: Hippocrates’ Temperamental Types Sanguine Melancholic Choleric Phlegmatic
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Modern Type Theory: Type A Behavior Pattern Chronic sense of time urgency Competitive achieving Sense of personal mission Many self-imposed deadlines High pace in mental and physical activities Aggression and hostility
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Aspects of Type A Behavior Pattern Found in ~50% of college freshmen and ~85% of corporate executives. Can be diagnosed using stress interview or interactive gaming. Type A’s achieve more than Type B’s. Grudge-bearing, bitter Type A’s are 2-6 times as likely to have a heart attack.
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Early Trait Theorists Gordon Allport (1936) – lexical method Raymond Cattell (1973) – 16 Personality Factors (16 PF test)
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Cattell’s 16 Personality Factors
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