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Unformatted text preview: Psych Lecture Notes 11/11/10-Langer and Rodin Study: -Maintaining a sense of control over one's life leads to greater psychological well-being in the elderly-Ways to Promote Healthy Aging-Increasing healthy behaviors-Promote companionship-Take vitamin supplements-Stay active physically and intellectually -Volunteer or work-Maintain positive relationships with family/friends-Have a positive attitude -Decrease sun exposure-Decrease smoking, drinking-Be a health care consumer; ask questions-Explore medication interactions-Find faith -Recent programs supporting the elderly and children in daycare Personality-Personality: a distinctive pattern of behavior, thoughts, motives and emotions that are consistent in an individual over time-Personality traits: long-term disposition to behave in particular ways of in a variety of situations -Cattel's Theory of Personality: -Studied traits using factor analysis-Developed the 16 Personality Factors Questionnaire-Examples: reserved, outgoing, etc -McRae and Costa: Developed the Big Five personality traits; believe most personality traits fall under these categories -Openness What kinds of things are you open to do? -Conscientiousness Proofread all of your papers? Responsible? Dependable? -Extraversion Wants to be connected to others. Adventurous, sociable-Agreeableness Cooperative, secure, good-natured, mild, gentle-Neuroticism Calm or anxious? More composed or excitable? Stable or reactive? -Neuroticism Calm or anxious?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08