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Personality Final Review 23:22 Important Terms, Concepts, and Models Chapter 2 Conceptual Approaches ( SIN ) Situational-  Personality as inconsistent states/behaviors Ideographic:  individuals are unique and two different people can’t be described using the same  concepts or terms Nomothetic-  individual differences can be described, explained, and predicted in terms of  PREDEFINED attributes Biological Basis to Personality Traits Neuroticism in terms of arousability of the limbic system, which generates activation perceived  as arousal.  Hyperaroused… Predisposition to anxiety levels/intense emotions (relationship between excitability and  emotional responsiveness)   Autonomic activation of nervous system (hyper arousal of visceral system) Psychoticism- neurotransmitter dopamine (related to emotionality) LOW IMPULSE CONTROL    those who are psychotic Lexical Approach Allport, Norman, Tupes (ANT) Big lists of adjectives for basic individual differences descriptors Lexical models come more from statistical research than theoretical/exp. And depend on  descriptive power of language R.B. CATTELL (cat + tell= 2 words in lexical approach)  responsible for factor analysis that  allowed reduction of traits to few (16 PF)  pneumonic…Cat Tells 16 puppies fuck off Chapter 3
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Mediation, Moderation, and SEM SEM-  (Structural Equation Modeling) is a statistical tool that enables researchers to test causal  models.  Form of regression/allows for more sophisticated analyses Mediation-  correlation between 2 variables that is caused by a third or latent variable.  Step  forward from correlation althought still at the level of correlations because latent effects are  shone light on.   Moderation-  independent effects of two or more variables on other variable (2 vars uncorrelated  to eachother but both are correlated with a third.  Both men and women are likely to be stressed  if they are smokers.  Both smokers and nonsmokers are more likely to be stressed if they’re  male. Personality and Social behavior
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