McCrae and Costa’s Five Factor Theory - McCrae and Costa’s...

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McCrae and Costa’s Five Factors Noah LeBlanc, Antwonette Irenne, Darnell Richardson, Edmond Oppong
Outline Vocabulary Paul Costa Robert McCrae History Five Factors Psychological Abnormalities Criticism Use in Life
Vocabulary1. Factor- A larger category that encompasses many smaller personality traits. 2. Trait- An identifying characteristic, habit, or trend.3.Bipolar Traits- Traits with two poles: that is, those traits scaled from a minus point to a positive positive point, with zero representing the midpoint (i.e. Introversion vs. Extroversion).4. Taxonomy- A system of classification of data according to their natural relationships. 5.Dynamic Processes- Interconnectedness of central and peripheral components of personality.
Vocabulary (Core Components of Personality)1.Basic Tendencies- Universal raw material of personality capacities and dispositions that are generally inferred rather than observed… they define the individual’s potential and direction. (cog. ability, artistic talent, sexual orientation).2.Characteristic Adaptations- Acquired personality structures that develop as people adapt to their environment. (influenced by external factors).3. Self-Concept- The knowledge, views, and evaluation of the self, ranging from miscellaneous facts of personal history to the identity that gives a sense of purpose and coherence to life.
Vocabulary (Peripheral Components of Personality)1.Biological Basis- The principal biological mechanisms that influence tendencies (i.e. genes, hormones, and brain structures).2.Objective Biography- Everything a person does, thinks, or feels across the whole lifespan. Emphasizes what has happened in a person’s life (objective) rather than their perceptions of their experiences (subjective). 3.External Influences- Environmental influences such as acquired skills habits, attitudes, and relationships that result in characteristic adaptations.
Paul CostaBom September 16, 1942 in Franklin, New Hampshire, as Paul T. Costa, Jr.

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