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. • Mischel’s 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-80’s 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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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course PSCHOLOGY psy 230 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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