10.16.08 personality

10.16.08 personality - adult life span – First half of...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/4/09 personality 10/16/2008
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11/4/09 Personality: Relatively enduring set of characteristics that define our individuality and affect our interactions with the environment Personalities are fairly stable
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11/4/09 McAdams: 3 levels of personality Traits Personal concerns Identity
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11/4/09 Personality stability or change? or both? Definition of personality implies stability Does personality change with age? Measured by: Self report Projective techniques Behavioral observation and report using scales and checklists
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11/4/09 Psychoanalytic personality theories Freud Interacting structures of id, ego, and superego reach point of dynamic equilibrium early in life Ego defenses emerge and decline over life course
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11/4/09 Psychoanalytic personality theories Jung Growth toward realizing one’s potential by balancing various aspects of one’s personality Inner needs Demands of society
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11/4/09 jung Balance shifts at different points in
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Unformatted text preview: adult life span – First half of life: • Focus on biological and social needs – Second half of life: • Cultural and spiritual needs are more important 11/4/09 personality • Traits: consistent patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions • States: more short-term characteristics of a person 11/4/09 Traits: 5 factor model costa and McCrae • Neuroticism LS stability • Extraversion & & introversion • Openness A ± resistance • Agreeableness && antagonism • Conscientiousness && impulsive 11/4/09 5 factor model: changes with age • Cross sectional research: – Findings varied – More stability of personality in later life than younger life – Changes in some traits with age 11/4/09 Cross sectional research neuroticism, extraverion, and openness with age • Agreeableness, conscientious ness 11/4/09 Longitudinal research neuroticism, extraverion, and openness with age • Agreeableness, conscientious ness...
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course PSY 1357 taught by Professor C.lausberg during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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