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Chapter 2 Theories of Personality
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Today’s Agenda Quiz Intro to Personality Group Discussion - Big 5 Factor Profle Psychodynamic Theory & Name that De±ense Mechanism! BREAK! Behavioral Theory Humanistic, & Biological Theories Wrap-up, Coming Attractions, Questions
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What is Personality? Personality - an individual’s unique constellation of consistent behavioral traits Consistency: stability in a person’s behavior over time and across situations Distinctiveness: differences among people reacting to the same situation Ideas?
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Personality trait - a durable disposition to behave in a particular way in a variety of situations Some examples: Honest Dependable Moody Impulsive Suspicious Anxious Excitable Domineering Friendly
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The “BIG FIVE” Traits O penness to Experience - curiosity, flexibility, imaginative, unconventional, appreciation for art, emotion, adventurous C onscientiousness - diligent, disciplined, organized E xtraversion - outgoing, sociable, friendly, talkative, energetic A greeableness - sympathetic, trusting, cooperative N euroticism - anxious, hostile, insecure, self-conscious, depressed
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Carolyn’s Big Five Scores Openness to Experience/Intellect - You prefer traditional and familiar experiences - 7th percentile Conscientiousness - You are very well-organized and can be relied upon - 92nd percentile Extraversion - You are relatively social and enjoy the company of others - 79th percentile Agreeableness - You tend to consider the feelings of others - 74th percentile Neuroticism - You are generally relaxed - 37th percentile Openness to Experience/Intellect - High scorers tend to be original, creative, curious, complex; Low scorers tend to be conventional, down to earth, narrow interests, uncreative.
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Your Big Five Results Were your results consistent with what you expected? What did you like about the test? What did you not like about the test? What similarities did you see among the results of your group members?
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