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Psychology
Course
PSYC 1115
Professor
C.Rawn
Semester
Winter

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Psych 100 th March 4 2013 Characteristic Traits  The trait approach to understanding personality  characteristic ways of thinking, acting, and feeling  The big five: openness, conscientious, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism (OCEAN)  The most important traits: big five factor model Eysenck (1970s-1990s): Big Two introversion – extraversion emotional stability – instability  Evidence supporting Eysenck;s theory reticular activating system less active in extraverts quiet environment, introverts prefer and perform better loud music; extraverts set volume higher, introverts hearts beat faster  Big five factor is the current consensus support in ~50 cultures cross species investigation of this [dogs, hyenas, monkeys] most empirical evidence  Eyesnck Big Two mixed support for biological component other models do a better job measuring personality [aka content validity]  1968: Personality and Assessment book by Walter Mischel he said personality doesn’t matter when it comes to behaviour; all based on situation personality psyc pl
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