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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 Freuds Contributions to Personality Theory...
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- Fall '08