Stability, Change and Coherence

Stability, Change and Coherence - Conceptual Issues...

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Stability, Change and Coherence Conceptual Issues Personality Stability Personality Change Personality Coherence
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Conceptual Issues Personality Development Stability Change Coherence _____________________________________________________ _______ Personality development: Stabilities in people over time, and the way in which people change over time.
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Conceptual Issues Stability: Rank order stability- Maintenance of an individual’s position within group. Mean level stability- Constancy of level in population. Personality coherence- Maintaining rank order relative to others but changing in the manifestations of trait. Change:
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Levels of Analysis Population level- Changes or constancies that apply more or less to everyone. Group differences level- Changes or constancies that affect different groups differently. Individual difference level- e.g., Can we predict who is at risk for psychological disturbance later in life based in earlier measures of personality?
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Stability of Temperaments During Infancy: Temperament: Individual differences that emerge very early in life, are heritable, and involved behaviors are linked with emotionality. Temperament factors include:
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2316 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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