Learning Objectives Exam 1 Sum10

Learning Objectives Exam 1 Sum10 - Learning Objectives Exam...

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Learning Objectives – Exam 1 Chapter 1 1. Know the definition of personality discussed in class - A unique set of consistent emotional, cognitive, and behavioral dispositions or tendencies 2. What is the difference between personality traits and mechanisms? - Traits are the “WHAT?” of personality, and mechanisms are the “HOW?”. - Traits - How people are different from each other - Mechanisms - How does personality affect behavior? 3. What are three purposes of personality traits? - Describe people - Explain behavior - Predict future behavior 4. What are the three components of personality mechanisms? - Inputs o Becoming more sensitive to certain information - Decision rules o More likely to think about specific options - Outputs o Guide their behavior to certain kinds of actions Chapter 2 5. List four ways to measure personality - Self report data - Observer report data - Situational test - Biological test 6. Know the costs and benefits of self report data - Drawbacks o People can lie o There are things people don’t even know about themselves - Advantages
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o There are things people know about themselves that no one else does 7. Understand the difference between reliability and validity - Validity - A test is valid if it measures what it claims to measure. - Reliability - Degree to which measure actually represents the “true” level of the trait. 8. List and define the four kinds of validity - Face validity - validity of test at face value. - Predictive/criterion validity - behaving the way they should behave. -
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