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9/8/2010 Things to know about the article Purpose Types of Data What did they find? Issues like reliability validity and generalizability relevant to the author’s claims Personality, Traits, and Behavior Measurement of Individual Differences Every individual is o Like some other individual o Kluckhohn and Murray People are not the same as each other Traits Refers to a consistent patterns in the way individuals behave, think, and feel o Ex. A “caring” person is someone who is relatively caring across time and situations Do personality traits exist? Are there a vast number of traits people use to describe people really necessary? Origin Words psychologists invented o Self-monitoring, hardiness Everyday language o Lazy, Happy, Funny, Smart…. Goal Measure individual differences Predict and explain peoples behavior based on the trait o Assessment boom! Person-Situation Debate
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