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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2740
Professor
Stephen Lewis
Semester
Fall

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Thursday January122012 Personality Lecture One Introduction to Personality Psychology What is PersonalityThe set of psychological traits and mechanisms within an individual which is organized and relatively enduring and that influences his or her interactions with and adaptations to the environment Personality traits refer to an average tendency ex someone who is outgoing isnt ALWAYS outgoing in every situationWe use it to describe how people are different and alikeThere are over 20000 personality traitsDo some traits relate to others Where do these traits come from Is it genetic Social learningTraits arent necessarily categories they vary on a continuum What are the consequences of these traits Mechanisms the process of personality 1 Input 2 Decision making3 OutputPeople with different personality traits have different decision makin
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