General Psychology – Fall 2009 STUDY GUIDE - EXAM 3 Part Two CHAPTER 11 PERSONALITY I. Overview of personality A. Definition (popular vs scientific) II. Psychodynamic approach ( what are the major weaknesses?) A. Freud 1. 3 levels of awareness (characteristics of conscious, preconscious, unconscious) 2. structure of personality (characteristics of id, ego, superego) 3. role of conflict 4. anxiety & ego defense mechanisms (where does anxiety come from? basic characteristics of each defense mechanism; be able to recognize examples) [skip stages of psychosexual development ] B. Neo-Freudians 1. Jung (collective unconscious & archetypes; introversion/extraversion) 2. Adler (what does he believe is the driving force in personality?) III. Dispositional (trait) approach (what are the major weaknesses?) A. What is a personality trait? B. Five-factor model (what are the "big-5"?) IV. Biological approach -- Eysenck's theory A. 3 orthogonal dimensions (emotional stability, extraversion, psychoticism)
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