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1 12.375 Personality and Social Context Ways to Think About Social “Context”: Interaction (Pervin, 2002) • There is no “I”, only “I-in-context” (like “shaking hands”) People interacting Interdependence between “person” and “environment The history of the “person-in- context” view of personality • Personality as inseparable from the social context • Humans are fundamentally social animals • Cannot develop without human contact, not just for physical resources, but for social attachment that is necessary to thrive
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Personality as Social Interaction • Emphasis on personality as relational • Timothy Leary and his circle of friends: descriptive • Bowlby; Field- attachment: descriptive and developmental, explanatory • Harry Stack Sullivan and interpersonal psychiatry: descriptive and developmental, explanatory Timothy Leary • Leary the person overshadowed his contribution to personality theory • Introduced the circumplex • Circular arrangement of complex traits, characteristics, behaviors that reflect how people interact with one another • Recall: “circular” organization of emotions, motivations • Circumplex is classification of interpersonal behaviors Construction of Interpersonal Theory Basic principle: the position one person takes relative to another Basic principle: “ Interpersonal complementarity [italics added]
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSYC 375 taught by Professor Lewine during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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