Chapter 3 MGT

Chapter 3 MGT - Individual differences: the way in which...

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Individual differences: the way in which factors such as skills, abilities, personalities, perceptions, attitudes, values, and ethics differ from one individual to another. *There are four basic propositions of interactional psychology: 1. Behavior is a function of a continuous, multidirectional interaction between the person and the situation. 2. The person is active in this process and both changes, and is changed by situations 3. People vary in many characteristics, including cognitive, affective, motivational, and ability factors. 4. Two interpretations of situations are important: the objective situation and the person’s subjective view of the situation Interactional Psychology: the psychological approach that says in order to understand human behavior, we must know something about the person and the situation Personality: the relatively stable set of characteristics that influence an individual’s behavior. Trait theory: the personality theory that states that in order to understand individuals, we must break down behavior patterns into a series of observable traits Big Five Personality Model 1. Extraversion: The person is gregarious, assertive, and sociable 2. Agreeableness: the person is cooperative, warm, and agreeable 3. Conscientiousness: the person is hardworking, organized, and dependable 4. Emotional stability: the person is calm, self-confident, and cool
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course MGT 3305 taught by Professor Reed during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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Chapter 3 MGT - Individual differences: the way in which...

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