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Personality Psychology Class 4.odt

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PSYC 2600
Elizabeth Nisbet

Personality Class 4 Personality Over TimeJanuary 19 2012What Is Personality Development Personality development Continuities consistencies stability in people over time and the way in which people change over timeFor example Temperament coherence stabilitychange Three Key Forms of Stability Rank order stability Maintenance of an individual positions within group Mean level stability Constancy of level in population Personality coherence Maintaining rank order relative to others but changing in the manifestations of trait Personality Change Two Defining Qualities Internal Changes are internal to a person not changes in the external surrounding Enduring Changes are enduring over time not temporaryThree Levels of Analysis Population level Changes or constancies that apply more or less to everyone Group differences level Changes or constancies that affect different groups differentlyIndividual difference level eg Can we predict who is at risk for psychological disturbance later in life based in earlier measures of personalityPersonality Stability Over Time Temperament Stability During Infancy Temperament Individual differences that emerge very early in life are heri
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