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Unformatted text preview: Personality-• Enduring patterns of thought, feeling, motivation, and behavior that are expressed in different circumstances • Hysteria: A personality marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear, anger, elation. Theories of Personality • 1. Trait perspectives • 2. Psychoanalytic • 3. Social Cognitive The Big Five Theory of Personality • How many human personality traits exist? • Answer: 5 (Think OCEAN) –O penness –C onscientiousness –E xtraversion –A greeableness –N euroticism –Hysterical person: High on neuroticism, extraversion, low on conscientiousness. Trait Theory Research • Reliable across cultures • Fairly high genetic loadings (typically 20%-50%) • Reliable across time • P roblem: Does not explain how personality develops Social Psychology and the Attack Against Traits •Walter Mischel: –Behavior is determined entirely by situations you face. Situation determines extraversion versus introversion, not traits. Evaluation of Freud’s Contributions to Personality Theory...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Jogmen during the Fall '08 term at Loyola Chicago.
- Fall '08