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- MODULE 31 CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON PERSONALITY CONTEMPORARY RESEARCHTHE TRAIT PERSPECTIVE I Trait a A characteristic pattern of behavior b A

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MODULE 31: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON PERSONALITY CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH—THE TRAIT PERSPECTIVE I. Trait a. A characteristic pattern of behavior b. A disposition to feel and act, as assessed by self-report inventories and peer reports II. Personality Inventory a. A questionnaire (often with true-false or agree-disagree items) on which people respond to items designed to gauge a wide range of feelings and behaviors b. Used to assess selected personality traits THE TRAIT PERSPECTIVE I. An individual’s unique constellation of durable dispositions and consistent ways of behaving (traits) constitutes his or her personality II. Assessing traits—     Personality inventories are questionnaires (often with true- false or agree-disagree items) designed to gauge a wide range of feelings and behaviors assessing several traits at once III. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) a. The most widely researched and clinically used of all personality tests b. Originally developed to identify emotional disorders (still considered its
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Burnstein during the Spring '10 term at UCSB.

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- MODULE 31 CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON PERSONALITY CONTEMPORARY RESEARCHTHE TRAIT PERSPECTIVE I Trait a A characteristic pattern of behavior b A

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