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Unformatted text preview: Traits II Five Factor Model Traits can be used to help us understand the reasons for our behavior. Road Map Methods of Studying Traits Five Factor Model Define the traits Basics Origins Methods of Studying Traits Many-trait - who does that? California Q-sort: Single-trait What do people like that do? Authoritarianism - Conscientiousness Essential-trait Which traits are the most important BFI example Five Factor Model Origins: Henry Murray 13 needs Raymond Cattell - first to use factor analyses identified 16 traits Factor Analytic Approach Statistical procedure based on correlation Finding order amid chaos Identify items that are reflective of underlying dimension 5 Steps 1. Create list of items 2. Administer to large # of people 3. Enter into computer program 4. Computes correlations 5. Groups items together - you name these factors...
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- Fall '11
- Personality Psychology