Personality Psychology Chapter 1

Personality Psychology Chapter 1 - Chapter 1: The Study of...

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Chapter 1: The Study of the Person -Psychology is about precise manipulation of independent variables for the furtherance of compelling theoretical accounts of well-specified phenomena (Example: how many milliseconds it takes to find a circle in a field of squares). Psychological Triad - the combination of how people think, feel, and behave. *each of these phenomena are important in its own right *they are even more interesting in combination, especially when they conflict -Personality Psychology (PP) addresses all 3 parts of the Psychological Triad -PP is not the same as Clinical Psychology, but the 2 fields do overlap. *when patterns of personality are extreme, unusual and cause problems, the 2 topics subfields come together in the study of Personality Disorders . *Clinical and PP share the obligation to try to understand whole persons, not just parts of persons, one individual at a time. Personality Psychology… -is the largest as well as the smallest subfield of Psychology. -is closely allied with Clinical Psychology.
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