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Unformatted text preview: regarding the consistency of behavior over time and across situations. Psychologists assess several traits at once by administering personality inventories. For example, the empirically derived Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) was originally developed to identify the traits of emotionally troubled people. Although people's traits seem to persist over time, human behavior varies widely from situation to situation. Despite these variations, a person's average behavior across different situations is fairly consistent. Moreover, individual differences in some traits, such as expressiveness, can be quickly perceived....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '08 term at Broward College.
- Fall '08