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PERSONALITY & SPORT
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Overview What Is Personality? What Makes Up Personality? Approaches to Understanding Personality Is there a connection between personality & sport performance? What does the research say
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What Is Personality? “The characteristics or blend of characteristics that make a person unique” (Weinberg & Gould, 2007) “All the consistent ways in which the behavior of one person differs from that of others, especially in social situations” (Kalat, 1999, p. 477) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5o- yxwBJuk
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What Makes Up Personality? Adapted, by permission, from R. Martens, 1975, Social psychology and physical activity (New York: Harper & Row), 146. Copyright 1975 by Rainer Martens.
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Psychological Core The most basic and deepest attitudes, values, interests, motives, and self-worth of a person—the “real” person Examples “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” A person’s religious values
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Typical Responses The way one typically adjusts or responds to the environment Example Being shy, tempermental
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Role-Related Behavior How one acts in a particular social situation Example Job Interview, hanging out at the bar, in class
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Approaches to Understanding Personality KEY QUESTION: What determines people’s actions & behaviors? We make inferences about an individual’s personality based on their behavior Four answers or approaches: Psychodynamic Trait Situational Interactional
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• Sigmund Freud (1933) • Based on self-analysis, clinical
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ESS 3318 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.

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