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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1030H
Professor
Elizabeth Nisbet
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Personality PersonalityUnique characteristic patterns of behaviourTraits enduring predispositions that influence our behaviour across situationsoOver time predictions of behaviour not just one circumstanceThe Search for Personality Typesth5 Century BCHippocrates 4 basic fluids humoursEach associated with different temperamentThe four humoursoCheerful and active sanguine BloodoCowardly and sluggish PhlegmaticPhlegmoSad and brooding Melancholic Black bileoIrritable and excitable CholericYellow bile William Sheldon body types personality1942 personality based on physiology not based on empirical researchEndomorphic short stockyoLove food tolerant even emotions love comfort stableMesomorphic muscularoAdventurous desire power and dominance courageous indifference to othersEctomorphicoSelfconscious introverted inhibited prefers privacyTrait Psychology Meaningful differences between individuals People differ in amount of trait possessedInfinite varieties of personalities from combinations of a few primary traitsMeaningful DifferencesoWe can use these to understand and predict behaviour over time across situationsoA trait might be consistent over time but manifestation might change substantially The Big 5
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