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    Chapter 1: What is Personality?
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    What does it mean to be a person? Personality psychology   the scientific study of the psychological  forces that make people uniquely  themselves
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    Eight Key Aspects of Personality Unconscious Ego forces Cognitive Biological Conditioning Traits Spiritual Person-situation  interaction
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    Personality and Science Scientific methods are used to test  personality theories Importance of data and statistics to test  theories Superiority over conclusions from  astrology, palm-reading, etc.
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    The Zodiac
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    Correlation
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    Where do personality theories come from? Deductive approach Inductive approach Concepts borrowed from other  disciplines Combination (most theories utilize all of  these)
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    Induction and Deduction
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    Preview of the Perspectives Psychoanalytic Neo-analytic Cognitive Biological Behavioral Trait Humanistic Person-situation  interaction
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course PSYC 440 taught by Professor Elmore during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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