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Chapter One- Introduction to Personality Psychology 1-21-10
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Defining Personality Larsen & Buss- set of psychological traits and mechanisms within the individual, that are organized & relatively enduring and that influence his or her interactions with and adaptations to the intra-psychic, physical, and social environments
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Defining Personality McAdams- ______________________________ Every individual is: 1. ________________ 2. _________________ 3. __________________
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Breaking Personality Down 1. Like all other persons- species-typical characteristics that are features of all human persons; ‘human nature’ 2. Like some other persons- persons can be compared & contrasted (individual differences or group/cultural differences) 3. like no other persons- unique
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Personality Psychologists Personality psychologists- want to know how the environment & genetic inheritance combine to shape people’s personalities personalities = relatively stable patterns of thinking, feeling, & behaving
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