Axia College Material Appendix B History Matrix Directions : Using the matrix, list at least five events or major concepts from each of the three periods in the history of modern personality psychology . 1930 - 1950 1950 - 1970 1970 - Present • American Psychologist formulated concepts by studying the very basic molecular elements of organism behavior. • Personality studied the problems of human motivation, such as urges and internal prompting. • American Psychology was Nomothetic. It looked for discoveries and tested the principles and laws of behavior. • Personality studied how people were different and how they were similar. • Personality psychologist proposed comprehensive conceptual systems to help understand people. • Mischel argued against ideas based on internal personality traits and in favor of situational, cognitive, or learning determinants of behavior. • Psychology departments grew and became more specialized, spawning professional specializations in such
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