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PSYO 3280
Dr.Simon Sherry

Monday, Oct. 1 2012 PSYO 3280 Personality Psychology Validation of the Five Factor Model (McCrae & Costa, 1987) → Challenges ‘catalogues of convenience,’ arbitrary labels → Paper shows evidence for expanding three factors (NEO) to five (OCEAN... or CANOE) using factor analytic methods. - They’ve taken a model that was developing (NEO) and suggested expanding it to 5 was more adequate. Used factor analysis as their primary technique. - They think their model can fully account for a huge amount of why we are who we are and could measure people on these 5 dimensions and could determine how well they will be in certain occupations and situations Big Five Dimension Low Scores High Scores Extraversion Loner, quiet, passive, reserved Joiner, talkative, active, affectionate Agreeableness Suspicious, critical, ruthless, Trusting, lenient, soft-hearted, irritable good-natured Conscientiousness Negligent, lazy, disorganized, Conscientious, hard-working, late well-organized, punctual Neuroticism Calm, even tempered, Worried, temperamental, self- comfortable, unemotional conscious, emotional Openness to experience Down-to-earth, uncreative, Imaginative, creative, original, conventional, uncurious curious
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