7 - Moira Cronin Chapter 7 pages 256-264 Notes Traits-...

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Moira Cronin Chapter 7 pages 256-264 Notes Traits- dimensions of personality that influence in a particular way a person’s thoughts, feelings or behaviors. CONSISTENT EXPRESSION Basic Assumptions of the Trait Viewpoint: Expression of Uniqueness : Individuals differ in the degree to which they possess certain traits. EX: the degree of dependability differs between someone who is highly dependable- turning in homework assignment on time; while lowly dependable has sporadic performance. Expressions of Stability : Behavior is influenced across various situations in a manner consistent with the traits possessed by the individual. EX: Parking in handicapped parking without the right to is inconsiderate the individual’s personality contains the trait- Self-Centeredness to a high degree. Allport’s Personalistic Viewpoint: Allport’s theory is Personalistic in nature. Personalism - the psychology of the person; emphasizing trying to understand and explain the complexity . Rather than one definition
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