Lecture15--Personality6 - 11/17/10 Important reminders...

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11/17/10 1 CHAPTER 14: PERSONALITY Lecture 15: p. 578-594; 602-617 Important reminders Research units must be completed by Friday, Dec. 3 rd Dec. 3 rd is also the last day to send in lecture submissions for extra credit Schedule for remainder of quarter: Tuesday, 11/23: Psychological Disorders, Part 1 Thursday, 11/25: No class! Thanksgiving holiday Tuesday, 11/30: Last lecture (Psychological Disorders, Part 2) + Course evaluations Thursday, 12/2: Midterm #2 (during regular lecture time) Online review session: Wednesday, 12/1 from 2-4 pm Tuesday, 12/7: Optional Cumulative Final (8:30-10:30 pm) Online review session: Monday, 12/6 from 6-8 pm Lecture outline What is personality? Psychodynamic theory of personality Trait theories of personality What is personality? Defining personality Personality =Stable tendencies within the individual that influences how they respond to their environments Sometimes the individual trumps the situation “Where ever you go, there you are.” Comparison: Personality vs. Social Psychology Personality Psychology Trait-driven Consistency across situations Social Psychology Situation-driven Inconsistency across situations
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11/17/10 2 The intersection of temperament & personality Temperament=Basic emotional style May be one aspect of personality Temperament is earlier appearing Can assess the temperament of a 1-year-old but not their neuroticism Temperament is MORE strongly genetic in origin May be genetic component to personality Assessments of personality Read (more) all about it! p. 608-617 We will be covering some assessments of personality throughout lecture, but read this section carefully for more information Psychodynamic theory of personality Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian physician Intrigued by patients experiencing symptoms with no physical causes Core principles of Freud’s theory Psychic determinism =All psychological events have causes Symbolic meaning =And everything has meaning Unconscious motivation =Much more important to personality than conscious experiences
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