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CheckPoint Interactionism

CheckPoint Interactionism - circumstances where people are...

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CheckPoint: Interactionism · Resource: Table 4.1 on p. 117 of The Person. · Observe a social gathering. · Post a 200- to 300-word response to the following: What influence does culture have on personality? Do you see a person’s reaction to something as separate from social experience or as a result of social experience? Which one of the four positions of the nature of traits do you agree with most and why? Compare and contrast your position against one of the other four positions of the nature of traits. Culture has a great influence on personality if you are raised in a culture where smiling is rude then one would smile less and might have a duller personality. I personally see ones reaction as both separate and as a result of social experience. In reference to the response being separate, this would be under
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Unformatted text preview: circumstances where people are comfortable being their selves and do not need the approval of their peers. On the other side response being based on social experience is if people feel they need to respond a certain way to fit in with their piers better then they will respond based on others around them. I agree with the Behavioral Dispositions position the most; this is due to the fact that I do believe outside influences affect ones personality. Whereas with the Neurophysiology Substrates position states personality traits are biological, I disagree with this because this assumes that you have no control over the person you are and I have learned from experience that you can choose to act and think a certain way....
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