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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Paul Hewitt
Semester
Winter

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Wheee happy potato day! Personality -you talk to yourself both positively and negatively -we spend a lot of time trying to understand what makes us ‘us’ ▯ -we think about ourselves as well as others -multitude of definitions of personality -what is personality? -abstract, difficult to define -50 different definitions of the word identified by a personality psychologist -agreement on the idea that personality refers to an individual’s characteristic pattern of thoughts, emotions, and observable behaviour -one definition of personality: ▯ -personality is a particular pattern of behaviour and thinking that prevails across ▯ time and situations and differentiates one person from another -goal of personality psychologists ▯ -describe, predict, explain individuals’ behaviour ▯ -discover the causes of individual differences in personality ▯ -study the differences in people’s personalities -personality types -ancient Greece-humoral theory -personality types ▯ -different categories into which personality characteristics can be assigned based ▯ on f
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