Personality - Personality What is personality? An...

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Personality
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What is personality? An individual’s unique patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that persists over time and across situations.
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Classes of Personality Theories Psychodynamic theories Humanistic theories Trait theories Cognitive-social learning theories
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Psychodynamic Theories Personality is the result of unconscious motivations and conflicts. Sigmund Freud Carl Jung Alfred Adler Karen Horney Erik Erikson
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Jung’s 2 Levels of the Unconscious Personal unconscious: contains the individual’s repressed thoughts, forgotten experiences, and undeveloped ideas Collective unconscious: the part of the unconscious that is inherited and common to all members of a species
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Jung’s 2 General Attitude Types Extrovert : One who focuses more on social life and the external world instead of his/her own thoughts and feelings. Introvert : One who focuses on his/her own thoughts and feelings.
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Freud vs. Erickson
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2301 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Fall '12 term at Collins.

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