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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/4/11 Module 47:   contemporary  research on  personality
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 2/4/11 Today’s topics Trait Perspective Social-Cognitive Perspective
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 2/4/11 Trait perspective
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 2/4/11 What are traits? Characteristic pattern of behavior or a  disposition to feel and act Conscious motives
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 2/4/11 Exploring traits How do we describe someone?  Not on one individual trait But on several dimensions in order to fully  capture their personality
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 2/4/11 Factor analysis Statistical procedure Identifies clusters of test items  Refers to a basic factor Example: Extraversion
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 2/4/11 Biology and personality Genes dictate our  temperament Breeding animals-able  to breed shy or bold  offspring Brain scans and  extraverts Normal brain arousal is  relatively low, thus they 
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 2/4/11 Assessing traits Personality inventory- long questionnaires  covering a wide variety of feelings and  behaviors in order to measure traits Usually true-false or agree-disagree items
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 2/4/11 Minnesota multiphasic  personality inventory The most widely  researched and  clinically used  personality test Originally used to  measure emotional  disorders Now used for other  screening purposes
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 2/4/11 Today’s mmpi Measures variety of traits Depressive tendencies Masculinity-Femininity Introversion-Extraversion Work attitudes Family problems Anger
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 2/4/11 The big five factors Rates individuals on 5 dimensions: Conscientiousness Agreeableness Neuroticism Openness Extraversion
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