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Week 2 Objectives for this week: Name and describe the Big Five personality traits Describe two ways of measuring personality Discuss the level of empirical support for the Big Five model of personality Video 1 Personality: can be described as an organized combination of attributes, motives, values and behaviours (Sigelman & Rider, 2009). A mix between all of these attributes is unique to each individual which is why we are different. These differences are established over time and therefore referred to as traits. Extroverts: talkative and social, therefore if they are at a party they tend to act in a very social or talkative way. However, in an exam an extrovert would be very quiet and focused. Our personality interacts with a situation in order to bring a bad behaviour. Neurotic/introvert: tend to be worried, overly concerned and anxious. Self-concept : is essentially how we perceive ourselves. 10 words that describes me: friendly, talkative, organized, kind, focused (sometimes), understanding, reliable, stressed, adventurous and curios. This is my self-concept. Even though I perceive myself this way, does not mean that it is accurate. Others may look at me differently. Self-esteem: related to personality. How we evaluate our self. It is about how good and competent we are. Fraud: Argued that all of our behaviour is motivated by three related systems: ID: how unconscious instinctive desire for what we need to produce and survive. Like an animal acting on pure instinct. EGO: our rational ego. According to Freud the ego develops in order to help the ID obtain its need and desire. Rational and objective. SUPEREGO: societies morals and norms. It makes sure that the strategies that the EGO uses, to help ID obtains its desires on moral and ethical. In other words, it makes sure our behaviours do not conflict with our wellbeing of our society as a hole. And if they do, we feel guilt.
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