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psychology
Course
1006
Professor
Brad Mc Kay
Semester
Winter

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PERSONALITY TRAIT APPROACH o Personality traits are stable; therefore, predictable over time. o Personality traits are stable across situations. o People differ on how much of a particular trait they possess (ex: tall ppl – how much height they have) BIG 5 PERSONALITY TRAITS o Openness to experience o Conscientiousness (responsible, caring, …) o Extraversion (outgoing)  Omnivert: in the middle of extraverted and introverted o Agreeableness o Neuroticism SOCIAL COGNITIVE APPROACH o Personality seen as the pattern of thinking and behaving that a person learns. o Roots in behaviourism  Skinner used functional analysis MODERN SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORIES o Rotters Expectancy Theory  Behaviour is determined by 1. What a person expects to happen after a behaviour 2. The value placed on the outcome  Internal vs External  Also known as locus of control or locus of causality ** BANDURA THEORY o Albert Bandura, the most famous Canadian psychologist o Theory: Reciprocal Determination 
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