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Unformatted text preview: in an online learning environment, where the emphasis is understanding ideas rather than memorizing dates. How is personality influenced by inherent learning styles and learning environments? Learning styles are like the filter through which personality must operate. If someone is field dependent, then neurotic tendencies could be explained through a persons anxiety towards being too submissive towards authority. If that were true, then it would not be beneficial to pressure the field dependent person to be authoritarian because of some vague concept of freedom or individuality. It would be much more beneficial to explain solutions in terms of human interaction, which is a field dependent persons native tongue. See how the personality trait of neuroticism is best understood through the filter of the field dependent cognitive style of this particular person....
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- Spring '12