Week 7 PSY - Lesson:PersonalityandBehaviorPatterns

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Lesson: Personality and Behavior Patterns
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Page Title: Lesson Introduction Page Number: 1 Your attitudes and physical and emotional reactions form your personality. There is no other  person like you in the world.  When studying human behavior, we must look at personalities.  Your personality forms who you are, but did you learn it through your environment and influences  from society, or were you born with who you were going to be?       This lesson introduces you to: Personality Behavior patterns
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Page Title: Lesson Objectives Page Number: 2 At the end of this lesson, you should be able to: Discuss psychoanalytic approaches to personality and behavior Discuss the various humanistic approaches to personality Identify the different traits in personality and research methods on traits Discuss methods to measure personality and personality traits Describe theories on growth and personality development   Page Title: Menu Page Page Number: 3 This lesson presents the following topics: Theories of Personality Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis Behaviorist's View of Personality The Humanistic View of Personality The Trait Theory View of Personality Behavior Genetics Assessment of Personality Page Title: Theories of Personality Page Number: 4 Your  personality  [The unique and relatively stable ways in which people think, feel, and behave]  is the unique way in which you think, act, and feel. In contrast, your  character  [Value judgments  of a person’s moral and ethical behavior] refers to value judgments about morals or ethical  behavior. Personality should also not be confused with your  temperament  [The enduring  characteristics with which each person is born], which refers to characteristics you are born with.  Both character and temperament are vital parts of personality. Personality is difficult to measure.  There are four main perspectives to personality theory: 1. Psychoanalytic perspective  focuses on the role of the unconscious mind in the  development of personality. 2. Behaviorist perspective  is based on the effect of the environment on behavior. 3. Humanistic perspective  focuses on the role of each person’s conscious life experiences  and choices in personality development. 4. Trait perspective  is more concerned with the characteristics themselves.
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Page Title: Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis Page Number: 5 Sigmund Freud  lived during the Victorian Age, a time of sexual repression. As you remember,  most of Freud’s patients were women who were taught by society that they shouldn’t have sexual  urges.  Freud believed that the  mind was divided into three parts
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Week 7 PSY - Lesson:PersonalityandBehaviorPatterns

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