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Unformatted text preview: F. Talents and Skills a. High IQ, great artist, extraverted Attempted definition of personality: Personality represents those characteristics of the person that describe and account for consistent patterns of feeling, thinking, and behaving Good theories can -Explain a diverse set of phenomena-Are as simple as possible-Testable: can be proven false through empirical tests Classic theories of personality grand in scope, comprehensive Modern theories: mini-theories, narrow in focus, precise, organized into theoretical approaches There is a tradeoff between the two, bandwidth (range phenomena a theory can cover) and fidelity (how well a theory can explain the phenomena it covers)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course PSY 257 taught by Professor Kwan during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.
- Spring '09