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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Module 47: contemporary research on personality Today’s topics  Trait Perspective  Social-Cognitive Perspective Trait perspective What are traits?  Characteristic pattern of behavior or a disposition to feel and act  Conscious motives Exploring traits  How do we describe someone?  Not on one individual trait  But on several dimensions in order to fully capture their personality Factor analysis  Statistical procedure  Identifies clusters of test items  Refers to a basic factor Example: Extraversion 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 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 Minnesota multiphasic  The most widely researched and clinically used personality test  Originally used to measure emotional disorders  Now used for other screening purposes Today’s mmpi  Measures variety of traits Depressive tendencies Masculinity-Femininity Introversion-Extraversion Work attitudes Family problems Anger The big five factors  Rates individuals on 5 dimensions: Conscientiousness Agreeableness Neuroticism Openness Extraversion How stable are these traits?How stable are these traits?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course PSYC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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