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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCO105
Professor
Jennifer Passey
Semester
Winter

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PersonalityMarch 12PersonalityA persons general style of interacting with the world especially with other peoplePersonality psychologists make a scientific study of such differences try to relate personality to the varying roles and habitats that people occupy in the social world and they try to describe objectively the mental processes that underlie the differencesPersonality ConceptsTrait a relatively stable predisposition to behave in a certain way part of the personStates inner entities that can be inferred from observed behaviour temporaryTraits are dimensions continuous measurable characteristics along which people differ by degreeFactor AnalysisA method of analyzing patterns of correlations in order to extract mathematically defined factors which underlie and help make sense of those patternsFactor Analysis Step 1Collect data in the form of a set of personality measures taken across a large sampling of peopleEx Carefree compliant dependable hardworking kind rude and trustingRate each on a scale from 1 very poor descriptor of you to 5 very good descriptor of youFactor Analysis Step 2
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