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Unformatted text preview: • Visible or observable traits • Source Traits: – Underlying characteristics of a personality – Each one is reflected in many surface traits Cattell’s 16PF • Cattell used factor analysis to look for connections among traits – Factor Analysis: • A statistical technique used to correlate multiple measurements and identify underlying factors • Cattell also created 16PF , personality test – Gives a “picture” of an individual’s personality – Produces trait profile, or graph of person’s score on each trait The “Big Five” Personality Factors (Cattell) • A system that identifies the five most basic dimensions of personality – Extroversion – Agreeableness – Conscientious – Neuroticism – Openness to experience...
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- Spring '10
- Personality Psychology, Big Five personality traits, Gordon Allport, Raymond Cattell, 16 personality factors