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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 2B03
Professor
Judith Shedden
Semester
Fall

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September 10 , 2012 PSYCH 2B03: Theories of Personality Introduction to Personality (2) Differences between personality theories and general theories - differences in theories of personality: many more theories than other areas of personality - oldest area in all of psychology: 2500 year old personality theories - personality is a big idea and that our view on personality covers thoughts, behaviours: enormous range of phenomenon - the way in which personality is developed and tested: begins with observation - mostly began with clinical psychology: from real world application to theorizing - the way they are tested - not prediction but postdiction - generally weak on empirical support - theories have 2 purposes: 1. describing how reality is, e
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