Interaction between person and situation

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Interaction between person and situation Part1: interaction between person and situation Traits, situations and the personality paradox: Hard for researches to show that individuals display high consistent types of behavior across a variety of different situations ( cross situational consistency) Mischel, personality paradox: data from extensive research indicated low situational consistency of behavior. in person-situation debate, psychologist has 2 choices 1. Situationism : belief that personality is less important than situation. And view that people make the fundamental attribution error in which people neglect the role of the situation and invoke personality dispositions (incorrect ones) to explain social behaviors. 2. Viewing situation as noise that obscures the true consistent personality. (big 5 approach, factor analytic approach) x. thing that is to be removed/noise, either situation or person, is called the error variance . Incorporating situations into traits: (Mischel) If… then…situation-behavior signiatures when situation changes, so do behaviors, but the relationship between the situations and behaviors may be stable and informative. -if their personality signatures are stable, it can provide a key to personality (eg. Introverted amy may be annoyed with a situation in
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course PSYCH V89.0030 taught by Professor Andersen,s during the Spring '10 term at NYU.

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