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Unformatted text preview: Psychology of Personality Fall Semester 2007 Test 1 Notes Psychology of personality relating human personality to human nature interested in the general nature of human personality as an expression of human nature in general meaning = subject x object x context depending on context, meaning can change substantially (ex - use of middle finger) General Systems Theory (GST) - the modern science of the sciences which seeks to cross- generalize the scientific generalizations so as to uncover what all systems have in common a system is a set of elements standing in interaction; is an organized complexity - any part of a system you point to is an organized system in itself with its own set of characteristics, and that one point is also part of something bigger (holarchically organized!) personality is ultimately just another system the characteristic organization of a system is an...
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- Fall '07
- Psychology, Emergence, Emergent Property, general systems theory, characteristic organization, Personality Fall Semester