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Unformatted text preview: ATP, PAID 1, Studying Personality Tom Farsides Studying Personality ATP, PAID 1, Studying Personality Tom Farsides Lecture contents Methods used to study personality Characteristics of each Relative strengths and weaknesses Examples and demonstrations of each ATP, PAID 1, Studying Personality Tom Farsides Concerns of personality researchers Human nature Individual differences The organisation of bits of people (e.g., goals, moods, actions, thoughts) that gives direction and pattern (coherence) to those peoples (common and unique) existences (Pervin, 2002, p. 447) Psychology (I.e., anything to do with individuals psyches) ATP, PAID 1, Studying Personality Tom Farsides 3 approaches to studying personality Clinical Correlational Experimental ATP, PAID 1, Studying Personality Tom Farsides Whats the story? ATP, PAID 1, Studying Personality Tom Farsides The clinical approach Essential feature: Ideographic Understanding individuals uniquely and holistically. Key question: What is this person like? Individual differences: To what extent are other people like this? Human nature: Does this person have any characteristics in common with all humans? ATP, PAID 1, Studying Personality Tom Farsides The clinical approach Common characteristics Secondary to a non-research purpose (e.g., therapy, selection)Secondary to a non-research purpose (e....
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