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Lecture 8

PSYO 3280 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Conscientiousness, Heritability, First Principle


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYO 3280
Professor
Dr.Simon Sherry
Lecture
8

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Wednesday, Sept. 26 2012
PSYO 3280
Personality Psychology
Costa & McCrae’s Big Five
These are the big five traits
- McAdams’ big five was different
Trait
Description
Openness
Curious, original, intellectual, creative and open
to new ideas
Conscientiousness
Organized, systematic, punctual, achievement
oriented, and dependable
Extraversion
Outgoing, talkative, sociable, and enjoys being in
social situations
Agreeableness
Affable, tolerant, sensitive, trusting, kind, and
warm
Neuroticism
Anxious, irritable, temperamental, and moody
A New Big Five (McAdams & Pals, 2006)
New Big five ≠ OCEAN Big Five
- Introducing a new framework of understanding personality
Five principles give outline of how to make psychological sense of individual human life
1. Evolution and human nature
2. Dispositional signature (traits)
3. Characteristic adaptations
4. Life narratives and modern identity
5. Role of culture
Textbooks: no overarching conception
- Feels all textbooks falls into these two categories:
1. Parade of grand, irreconcilable theories
- Textbooks are organized to list theories by such and such psychologist in a
broad, non integrative way
2. Research topics and issues
- Topic is broken up into discrete ways of doing things comprised of research
topics and questions
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