Chapter 6 - PSYC 2344 October 3 2007 Chapter 6 Proponents...

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PSYC 2344 October 3, 2007 Chapter 6 – Proponents of the Big Five A common idea in today’s society is that everyone is different, ranging from our backgrounds, our likes and dislikes, to our ways of life. But are our thoughts different? Although we believe all of our thoughts differ from one person to another, a concept in psychology finds commonalities between them. In recent studies, psychologists have noticed five traits (known as the “big five”) that occur often enough that it is now assumed that these traits are universal to us all. Do we really have a general pattern of personality change? According to Harry Gardiner and Corinne Kosmitzki’s book, Lives Across Cultures: cross-Cultural Human Development , the “big five” personality traits are as followed: 1. Agreeableness – tendency to be compassionate, cooperative, generous, trusting, sympathetic, and altruistic versus suspicious, critical, and antagonistic towards others. 2. Conscientious – tendency to be well-organized, reliable, hardworking,
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2008 for the course PSYC 2344 taught by Professor Susannash during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.

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Chapter 6 - PSYC 2344 October 3 2007 Chapter 6 Proponents...

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