lecture 21 - ii Sky-diving iii Smoking d Introverts do...

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1. Psychological disorders a. Trait theories i. Trait 1. A relatively stable predisposition to behave in a certain way 2. Goal of trait theories is to specify a set of distinct personality dimensions for use in summarizing fundamental psychological differences ii. A process model: Eysenck’s Theory 1. Use two primary personality factors as axes for describing personality variation 2. See chart on angel 3. Extraversions a. Extraverts have less arousal in the brain i. Because of the ascending reticular activating system 1. The part of our brain that filters sensory stimulation b. There is an optimal level of arousal c. Extraverts do things that increase arousal i. Parties
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Unformatted text preview: ii. Sky-diving iii. Smoking d. Introverts do things that decrease arousal i. Spend time alone ii. Read iii. Quiet music iii. The MMPI 1. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory a. The most widely researched and clinically used of all personality tests b. Originally developed to identify emotional disorders c. Now used for many other screening purposes d. **empirically derived test i. A test developed by testing a pool of items and then selecting those that discriminate between groups iv. The Big Five: A descriptive model 1. See chart on angel (extraversion should be agreeableness) 2. ****KNOW FOR EXAM**** v....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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