9-3 - Thinks to know How do people study personality? What...

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Thinks to know How do people study personality? What are the different clues available? o Advantages and Disadvantages of each How do we study personality? Personality is an abstract psychological concept. Therefore impossible to fully comprehend Hence, we make inferences, through indicators “clues” Types of Clues Different labels to refer to similar clues o o B, L, I, S (Behavioral, Life outcome, Informant Report, Self-Report) Self-Report Data (S) Individuals perspective Questionnaire Advantages Cheap Know are the best expert Disadvantages Failure to tell the truth o Self-presentation concerns People want to be seen in a favorable light Error o Memory is susceptible to biases and shortcomings o People think they are better than average Informant-Report Data (I) AKA Observer-Report Data Ask another person who knows the person o Friend, Family member, Co-worker Advantages Less Bias o No need to rate our friends as “better than average”
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