. Interactionism Cultures do in fact influence people personality’s universal and culture-specific aspects of deviation in their personalities. Some culture-specific aspects correspond to cultural syndromes such as complexity, tightness, individualism, and collectivism. Personality is shape by both genetic and environmental influences. Do I see a person’s reaction to something as separate from social experience or because of social experience? I think that a person’s reaction to anything would depend on a few different variables such as the person, the situation, and their background as well. I am sure that the person’s social experience does factor in to some of their reactions but not all. There are four positions of the nature of traits such as follows. Neurophysiological substrates: Traits are biological patternings in the central nervous system that cause behavior to occur and account for the consistencies in socioemotional functioning from one situation to the next. Behavioral dispositions: Traits are tendencies to act, think, or feel in consistent ways that
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.