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PSYC 100 Lecture Notes - Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Extraversion And Introversion


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 100
Professor
Paul Hewitt

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-nomethetic
!-use large numbers of people to measure the principles of personality, so we can
!apply those to people in general
-idiographic
!-study focusing on one person, eg. therapy
Personality
-McCrae and Costa-the five factor model
!-the ‘big five’
!-measured by the neuroticism, extraversion, and openness personality theory
-the big five
!-acronym to remember them: OCEAN
!-but they’re discussed in the order NEOAC
-Openness
-Conscientiousness
-Extraversion
-Agreeableness
-Neuroticism
-openness to experience
!-imaginative
!-prone to fantasy
!-creative
-conscientiousness
!-hardworking vs. lazy
!-(dis)organized
!-oriented to work vs. play
-extraversion vs. introversion
!-gregarious vs. loner
!-assertive vs. passive
!-warm vs. unfriendly
!-extraversion is basically indicative of liking people
-agreeableness
!-suspicious vs. trusting
!-ruthless vs. soft hearted
!-stingy vs. generous
!-proud vs. compassionate
!-agreeable people expect others to be nice to them as well
-neuroticism (emotional stability)
!-temperamental vs. calm
!-anxious/depressed
!-angry
!-not a measure of psychopathology or abnormality
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