Unformatted text preview: link between the type of behavior and the type of situation in which it occurs. - There is an overall consistency in personality but also the when and where it occurs plays a huge role ( if…then…pattern) -In other words, there is a consistency in inconsistency. -Consistency in average tendencies and distinctive if…then…patterns. -Measures of traits are often not able to predict single acts, but can predicted a pooled combo of behaviors across different situations. Interactionism in Personality -the idea that the individual’s behaviors are the product of dynamic interactions between personality and the psychological environment and not just the result of separate personal and situational factors. -some try to categorize people into triple typologies: types of people, types of behaviors and types of situations....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, personality paradox, inaccurate personality dispositions