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Chapter 3 Notes (MNGT 470) Personality, Perception, and Attribution Individual Differences – the way in which factors such as skills, abilities, personalities, perceptions, attitudes, values, and ethics differ from one individual to another. Interactional Psychology – a psychological approach that says in order to understand human behavior, we must know something about the person and about the situation. 4 Propositions of Internal Psychology: 1. Behavior is a function of a continuous, multi-directional interaction between the person and situation. 2. Person is active in process and both changes, and is changed by situations. 3. People vary in many characteristics, including cognitive, affective, motivational, and ability factors. 4. Two interpretations of situations are important: (1)The Objective Situation (2)Person’s Subjective View of the Situation Personality – a relatively stable set of characteristics that influences an individual’s behavior. 2 Types of Personality Theories: 1. Train Theory – understand individuals by breaking down behavior patterns into a series of observable traits. Combining these traits into a group forms an individuals personality. Big Five Personality Traits: 1. Extraversion the person is Gregarious, assertive, sociable 2. Agreeableness the person is Cooperative, warm, agreeable 3. Conscientiousness the person is Hardworking, organized, dependable 4. Emotional Stability the person is Calm, self-confident, cool 5. Openness to Experience the person is Creative, curious, cultured 2. Integrated Approach – describes personality as a composite of an individual’s psychological processes. Disposition
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course MNGT 470 taught by Professor Dr.macik-frey during the Spring '11 term at Nicholls State.

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