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Introductory Psychology Personality
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Miscellaneous announcements Exam 3 on Monday, November 13 Covers Chapters 10, 11, 12, and 13
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Personality The pattern of enduring characteristics that differentiate people and that make each of us unique Behavioral consistency across situations Differences between people Theories of the person What makes you “you”
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Psychoanalytic theory 3 basic elements of personality Id Ego Superego
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Defense mechanisms Strategies the ego uses to control anxiety (often caused by unconscious impulses) Repression Forcing the impulse or anxiety-provoking information back into the unconscious mind Denial Refusing to acknowledge anxiety-provoking information Projection The source of an undesirable impulse is switched from the self to someone else Displacement The target of an undesirable impulse is switched to a less threatening one
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Unformatted text preview: Reaction formation An undesirable impulse is converted to its opposite Rationalization Explaining away an undesirable impulse or anxiety-provoking information Sublimation Expressing an undesirable impulse in a more constructive way Personality development according to Freud Stages of personality development oral stage anal stage phallic stage latency period genital stage Evaluating Freud Trait approaches Traits are enduring dimensions of personality characteristics along which people differ The Big Five Extraversion Agreeableness Conscientiousness Neuroticism (emotional stability) Openness to experience Difficulties with trait approaches...
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