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Intro+to+Personality+Theory+Outline - The Unified Theory of...

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Personality Theory: Introduction Theory 0. Elements of a Theory 0. Construct : 1. Operational Definition : 2. Theoretical Propositions : 3. Hypothesis : 4. Empirical : Criteria of a Good Theory 0. How can we decide whether a theory is worthwhile? 1. Verifiable/Falsifiable : 2. Disconfirmation : 5. Comprehensiveness :
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6. Applied Value : 7. Parsimonious : 8. Heuristic Value : Personality Psychology 9. What does it mean to be a person? 10. What is the nature of the self? 11. Philosophical 12. Dozens of theories, each: 0. 1. 2. Personality Theory 3. Concerned with: 0. 1. 2.
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Unformatted text preview: The Unified Theory of Personality 13. Elusive 14. Why? 3. 4. 0. 1. 5. 6. Personality Personality 1. Goal: to explain whole persons 4. One problem with the aforementioned goal: 5. Personality BEHAVIOR = F [PERSONALITY, ENVIRONMENT] BEHAVIOR = F [HEREDITY, PAST LEARNING, LEVEL OF AROUSAL, ENVIRONMENT] or any combination of the four Personality Type Approach Trait Approach Studying Personality: Approaches 6. Nomothetic : 3. 4. 7. Idiographic : 5. Considerations 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14....
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