Cattell- He believed that traits foster stability in behavior across situations. He developed 16 personality dimensions and had two categories: source and surface. He then placed them into the subcategories of: ability traits, dynamic traits, and temperament traits(Cervone & Pervin, 2016).He recognized that a person’s mood (state) and style of self-presentation (role) contribute to an individuals behavior. Do you feel their research was conducted ethically? Why or Why not? I do feel that the research conducted by Allport, Eysenck, and Cattell were done ethically. Cattell’s Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire is still being used today and they each had substantial documentation. Choose one of the Big Five Personality Traits discussed in Chapter 8. Where do you think you fall on the continuum for that trait? Do you consider this an important part of your personality? I personally feel that the Big Five Personality test did a very good job of measuring my personality characteristics. The trait that I picked was Neuroticism. I do believe I fall right where I did on this scale being very high. I do have a lot of anxiety, I draw out negative thoughts a lot and always worry. I do feel the quilt and shame in situations that this trait describes. I am not capable of just dusting off my problems and moving forward. Do you think there are certain preferred traits or ideal trait combinations? I do think that there are certain “preferred trait combinations, I think people ideally want to score high in Openness and conscientiousness, in the middle for extraversion and agreeableness while scoring low in
neuroticism. Yes, this puts me out of “ideal” range for this specific rating as well as openness. Personally, I don’t feel that there is a “perfect score” because there are so many different personality characteristics. Everyone is unique and perfect in their own areas. Reference: Cervone, D.,& Pervin, L. A.(2016). Personality: Theory and Research 13 th ed., P. 199-260. John Wiley & Sons.
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