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Personality Theories - Personality Theory...

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Personality Theories: An Overview Personality Theory: System of concepts, assumptions, ideas, and principles proposed to explain personality Includes four perspectives: Trait Theories Psychodynamic Theories Behavioristic and Social Learning Theories Humanistic Theories Personality Theory Perspectives Trait Theories: Attempt to learn what traits make up personality and how they relate to actual behavior Psychodynamic Theories: Focus on the inner workings of personality, especially internal conflicts and struggles
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Unformatted text preview: Personality Theory Perspectives (Continued) • Behavioristic and Social Learning Theories: – Behavioristic theories focus on external environment and on the effects of conditioning and learning – Social learning theories attribute differences in personality to socialization, expectations, and mental processes • Humanistic Theories: – Focus on private, subjective experience and personal growth...
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