Activity 4: The Rep Test
PART A (2 points): ROLE TITLE LIST. Give the names of the following persons. Do not use any name
more than once.
1. Mother- Keri
2. Father- Rich
3. Brother nearest your age (or someone who
Personality FINAL EXAM REVIEW
What kinds of things are kept in human genes during the process of natural selection?
Percent of total variance in a trait that can be contributed to genetic influences
(not a particular person. R
Personality Traits: consistent patterns in the way individuals behave, feel, and think
What is the construct of traits good for:
Description- tells us what people are like
Prediction- gives us a good foreshadowing of how people will behave
His big question for Skinner: If behavior is controlled by consequences, then
where does the behavior come from?
Banduras Contributions: Reciprocal Causation
(Its a cycle):
Personal Determinants (cognitive, affective, and biological
Variation- organisms vary
Inheritance- only some variations are inherited (epigenetics)
Selection- organisms with some variants leave more offspring- pass on
Psychodynamic vs. Behavioral:
Whats going on inside is not observable, whats going on outside is.
Thus, whats going on outside matters more than whats going on inside.
General laws of learning carefully explain all be
Theory- formalized ideas, constructed from other ideas (assumptions, understandings,
observations, etc.) and applied broadly to help us explain a range of phenomena
Personality Theory: Personality Structure, Personality Process, Growth and
Focus on present (Live in the now)
Conscious self-perceptions matter (where real people are coming from)
People are active agents (personal responsibility; Work out your own salvation
with fear and trembling)
Focus on p
Activity 2: Using Operant Conditioning
1. (1 points) Pick a behavior pattern in yourself or in someone else you are with frequently that
you would like to change. This could be a bad behavior you want to reduce or
Activity 3: Positive Psychology Intervention
1. (1) Complete the scale on page 2 (Daily Affect Pre).
2. (6 points possible; 1 point per day) Each day for the next 6 days, keep a gratitude journal.
Activity 7: Implicit Association Tests
1. IAT (Implicit Association Test; 3 points each test you complete)
a. Go the project implicit webpage: https:/implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html
Activity 8: Self-Change
1. Baseline Pros & Cons (2)
a. Pick a behavior you would like to change.
Going to bed late
b. Make a list of all of the pros of changing that behavior. How many pros did you list?
I get to h
Psych 341 Personality
Readings Study Guide Agency
1. Conscious will (Wegner)
2. Apparent mental causation (Wegner)
1. What are the two ways to think about conscious will, and what is the basic argument and
evidence for each
Activity 6: Behavioral Signature
1. Experience Sampling Worksheet (2 points each day; 6 points total)
a. Save the Excel sheet at the following link to your computer:
Activity 1: Freudian Dream Interpretation
1. Document a dream you have over the next two nights, or, one that you have had recently. If
that is not possible e.g., you dont remember dreams then, write about a dream
Activity 4: Big 5 Trait Inventory
*Make sure to do all four parts (Parts A, B, C, and D)
PART A (3 points): Take a 120-item trait-level Big 5 inventory online (make sure to check the two boxes
first to agree to the
Psych 341 Notes
o Not LDS
o Wants us not to compartmentalize (mix secular and religious)
o Begins with assumptions (ideas that are taken for granted that are required
for a theory to work)
o Hedonism no acti