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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Richard Ennis
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 9 PersonalityPersonality personality trait something that is relatively stable consistent across time and situations individual differences are shown people will differ in the extent to which they possess the trait oTrait vs state example of shynessState ShynessTrait Shynessgarden varietypersonality variety80 of population25 of populationShy in certain situations only ie Pervasive shynessstrangers authority opposite sex 1across situationspublic appearance2across timeMinimal negative consequences and Severe consequencespossibly positive consequences ie enjoying social eventsmeeting may elicit empathic responsenew peopleinhibits communication expression and assertivenesspromotes excessive self consciousness and self preoccupation ie introversionprone to low self esteem stress loneliness and depressionPsychodynamic viewpointoShyness is a result of an unresolved oedipal conflictHis unfulfilled longing for his mothers affection and oedipal strivings led to castration fear aggravated by t
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