PSYCH Lecture 17 - Personality

PSYCH Lecture 17 - Personality - Personality Personality...

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Unformatted text preview: Personality Personality Introduced • 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 in a variety of situations Cattel’s Theory of Personality: – Studied traits using factor analysis – Developed the 16 Personality Factors Questionnaire – Examples: reserved-outgoing, relaxed-tense, trusting-suspicious McRae and Costa • Developed the “Big Five” personality traits; believe most personality traits fall under these categories. OCEAN!!! Pneumonic Strategy Psychodynamic Theory • Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory – Focus on the influences of early childhood – Emphasis on unconscious motives/conflicts – Primary focus on sexual and aggressive urges Freud’s Basic Structures of Personality – Id: • Impulses/dominated to produce pleasure & avoid pain – Ego: • “voice of reason”, mediator of id/superego, helps find compromises, the balance – Superego: • Moral component of personality; rigid standards • Knowing what’s right & wrong Freud’s Development Stages Defense Mechanisms: – Responses to anxiety which is caused by internal conflicts – Attempts to reduce distress of anxiety/guilt – Examples of Defense Mechanisms • Displacement – Take feelings & displace them on a safer outlet (you don’t feel good, and when can’t refuse boss’ extra task, you let out your feelings on the dog b/c couldn’t say “no” to boss) • Rationalization – It’s not worth studying for the test any way, it doesn’t help to study anyway, so rationalize that going to the bar would be OK • Denial – Go to the bar? Sure, what test? Denial of something happening •...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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