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08.05 Trait Theory Pretend you are researching personality for an internship. You have just met Roberto, a mild-mannered and reserved student who is identified as extremely introverted. Your job is to explain how each of the following schools of psychology would explain Roberto’s personality. You should write at least a paragraph for each school of psychology. Be sure to use key concepts from each perspective to support your reasoning. Psychoanalytic/ psychodynamic Behaviorism Social-cognitive Humanistic Trait Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic The psychoanalytic theory is Freud’s theory of personality that attributes our thoughts, feelings, and actions to unconscious conflicts and motives. Freud’s theory of personality argues that human behavior is the result of the interactions amongst three component parts of the mind: the id, ego, and superego. Freud believed that if these stages are not met, it would cause drawbacks in a child’s development. The id is part of the personality present at birth and completely

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