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Personalities 1) Describe individual differences and their importance in understanding behavior Individual Differences and Organizational Behavior Individual differences The way in which factors such as skills, abilities, personalities, perceptions,  attitudes, values, and ethics differ from one individual to another Basic of understanding individualism stemmed from Lewin’s early contention that  behavior is a function of the person and the environment Interactional psychology Basically saying that in order to understand human behavior, we must know  something about the person and the situation Points out study of both persons and situations One individual difference is personality Skill and Abilities General mental ability  (GMA) As an individuals innate cognitive intelligence 2) Define personality Personality A relatively stable set of characteristics that influence an individuals behavior Genetic influence Environment that a person is exposed too Personality Theories Trait Theory The personality theory that states that in order to understand individuals, we 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SPEA-V 366 taught by Professor Sergiofernandez during the Spring '09 term at Indiana.

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