Week 2;CheckPoint;History of Personality Theory

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Axia College Material Appendix B History Matrix Directions : Using the matrix, list at least five events or major concepts from each of the three periods in the history of modern personality psychology . 1930 - 1950 1950 - 1970 1970 - Present Example: * Learning from animal responses. The trait theories. Cognitive theory of personal constructs. Psychosocial theory of personality development. First issue of the journal “Character and Personality” published. Personality psychologists proposed comprehensive conceptual systems for understanding the person. Example: * Specialized psychology departments. Field of psychology became more specialized in personality areas such as clinical, counseling, and industrial psychology. Psychologists focused more on the examination and elaboration of specific personality constructs. Became more focused on problems and controversies
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Unformatted text preview: concerning personality measurement. • A large amount of negative critiques were given about personality psychology that put the field in a crisis. • Mischel argued against Example: * The Big Five model. • Began with doubt about the legitimacy and worth of personality studies. • Evolved into a broad sense of renewal and revitalization. • Research in personality psychology has become more sensitive to complex interactions of internal personality variables and external situational factors in prediction of behavior. • A renewed commitment to studying whole persons in their full biographical complexity. • New research methods have been refined for scientific study of persons. explanations of human behavior based on internal personality traits and in favor of explanations that focused on cognitive/social learning of determination behavior....
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