PSYC 1000 Lecture 16: Psych lecture 16 - nov 10.docx

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Personality: characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting, personality should predict behaviour, trait vs state. Trait perspectives: 16pf: cattell"s sixteen personality factors, found 16 basic behaviour clusters through factor analysis, can be reduced to 5 global factors. Trait perspectives eysenck"s model: eysneck"s extraversion stability model, introversion-extroversion, stability-instability (use to be stability-neuroticism) Reefers to emotional stability: these two traits were thought to be independent of each other and produce various combinations of traits", third trait added later, psychoticism self-control. Trait perspectives: 5 factor model: the big five" are thought to be universal (ocean, openness, conscientiousness extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism, variations on 5 factors create diversity in personalities. 16pf: extraversion, anxiety, independence, tough-mindedness, self-control, eysenck, introversion-extroversion, stability-instability, psychoticism self-control, big five, extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness. Evaluating the trait approach: advantages, focused attention on value of identifying and measuring personality dispositions, disadvantages, describes structure of personality and individual differences but cannot explain underlying psychological mechanisms that produce traits.

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