Personality

Personality - Personality What is Personality? v People...

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What is Personality? People differ from each other in meaningful ways People seem to show some consistency in behavior Personality is defined as distinctive and relatively enduring ways of thinking, feeling, and acting
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Personality Personality refers to a person’s unique and relatively stable pattern of thoughts, feelings, and actions Personality is an interaction between biology and environment Genetic studies suggest heritability of personality Other studies suggest learned components of personality
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Four Theories of Personality 1. Trait 2. Psychoanalytic 3. Humanistic 4. Socio-Cognitive
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The First Trait Theory Two Factor Trait Theory of Personality UNSTABLE STABLE choleric melancholic phlegmatic sanguine INTROVERTED EXTRAVERTED Moody Anxious Rigid Sober Pessimistic Reserved Unsociable Quiet Sociable Outgoing Talkative Responsive Easygoing Lively Carefree Leadership Passive Careful Thoughtful Peaceful Controlled Reliable Even-tempered Calm Touchy Restless Aggressive Excitable Changeable Impulsive Optimistic Active
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Personality Traits Traits are relatively stable and consistent personal characteristics Trait personality theories suggest that a person can be described on the basis of some number of personality traits Allport identified some 4,500 traits Cattel used factor analysis to identify 30-35 basic traits Eysenck argued there are 3 distinct traits in personality Extraversion/introversion Neuroticism Psychotocism Allport
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Overview of the Big “5”
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Assessing Traits: An Example Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) the most widely researched and clinically used of all personality tests developed to identify emotional disorders
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MMPI: examples “Nothing in the newspaper interests me except the comics.” “I get angry sometimes.”
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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