03_Chapter 2_Personality

03_Chapter 2_Personality - Part I: The Dynamics of...

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Part I: The Dynamics of Adjustment Ch 2: Theories of Personality September 4, 2007 Remember Project 1 : Due Sept 11 th in class HAND IN: (1) Your IDEAL schedule for 1 week (2) Your ACTUAL schedule for 1 week (3) A 1-2 page report about - Your convenient, quiet study space - Your reward system - Your ideal vs actual schedule Preparing for Exam 1 : - Be able to define all key terms in your own words and give examples - Know key researchers and their research (I’ll tell you which ones) - Make sure you understand the material from class lectures
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Chapter 1 guide Search for direction Distinguishing crap psychology from good psychology Critical thinking guideline Experimental vs Correlational studies Independent vs Dependent variables Correlation coefficient Improving academic success Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Study Spend more time on Chapter 2 Use the course calendar to keep track of Project deadlines
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The nature of personality What is personality? A person’s stable and unique set of characteristics.
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Do you agree or disagree? 1. Much of my mental life -- including thoughts, feelings, and motives -- is unconscious. 2. I believe my parents have been one of the most influential forces in my development. 3. Events that occurred in childhood still affect me today. 4. I sometimes experience a struggle within myself—such as when tempted to eat a high calorie dessert. 5. Sometimes I am not aware of my own motivations and desires. 6. I sometimes have conflicting feelings towards the same person or situation.
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Theories of Personality: The Psychodynamic Perspective What are the main points of the Psychodynamic Perspective?
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Sigmund Freud Anna O. Symptoms : - Split personality - Amnesia - Limb paralysis HYSTERIA! Treatment : - Hypnosis - “Talk therapy” INTERNAL, UNCONSCIOUS CONFLICT LEADS TO PERSONALITY PROBLEM
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Sigmund Freud “Cocaine induces exhilaration and lasting euphoria, which in no way differs from the normal euphoria of the healthy person. ..You perceive an increase of self-control and possess more vitality and capacity for work. ...In other words, you are simply normal, and it is soon hard to believe you are under the influence of any drug. ...Long intensive physical work is performed without any fatigue. ..This result is enjoyed without any of the unpleasant after- effects that follow exhilaration brought about by alcohol. ...Absolutely no craving for the further use of cocaine appears after the first, or even after repeated taking of the drug.” “On Coca”, 1884 Le Log
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03_Chapter 2_Personality - Part I: The Dynamics of...

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