Week 2 History of Personality Checkpoint

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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. American psychology searched for universal laws applicable to all organisms. Developed a number of general systems. Allport’s personality theory of the individual. Murray’s personological systems. Trait theories by Cattell and Eysenck. Roger’s humanistic theory. Example: * Specialized psychology departments. Particular personality constructs like extraversion, anxiety and the need for achievement. Focused on problems and controversies concerning personality measurements.
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Unformatted text preview: Question: do personality scales measure what they are supposed to measure? Carlson punished personality psychologists for ignoring the grand theories. Mischels critique launched a protracted debate in the field of personality psychology. Example: * The Big Five model. Beginning of the persuasive doubt concerning the legitimacy and worth of personality studies. By mid-80s it evolved into a broad sense of renewal and revitalization. Trait models regained status and influenced psychology. The Big Five factor model for personality traits emerged. Integrative personality theory and renewed commitment to studying whole persons in full biographical complexity....
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