Trait Taxonomies - Trait Taxonomies Traits Eysencks...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Trait Taxonomies Traits Eysenck’s Hierarchical Model Cattell’s Taxonomy Wiggins
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Traits Words that describe traits, attributes of a person that are characteristic of a person. _____________________________________________________________________ _ Traits as Internal Causal Properties vs. Traits as Purely Descriptive Summaries
Image of page 2
Traits as Internal Causal Properties Traits are presumed to be internal in that individuals carry their desires, needs, and wants from one situation to next. ______________________________________________________________________ Traits can lie dormant in that capacities are present even when behaviors are not expressed. Scientific usefulness of viewing traits as causes of behavior lies in ruling out other causes.
Image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Traits as Purely Descriptive Summaries Traits as descriptive summaries of attributes of a person; no assumption about internality, nor is causality assumed. ____________________________________________________
Image of page 4
Act Frequency Research Program Starts with the notion that traits are categories of acts: Act nominations- Designed to identify which acts belong in which trait categories. Prototypicality judgements- Involves identifying which acts are most central or prototypical of each trait category. Monitoring act performance- Securing information on actual performance of individuals
Image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Identification of the Most Important Traits Lexical Approach Statistical Approach Theoretical Approach
Image of page 6
Lexical Approach Starts with lexical hypothesis:
Image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern