PSY230H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Conscientiousness, Kurt Lewin, Walter Mischel

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26 Feb 2016
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There are variation of behaviors across different situations shows that behavior is influenced by situational factors. At the same time, people tend to behave differently even in the same situation: for example, some people talk more during parties than others, and even in classrooms some students talk. This variation shows the influence of personality traits. Formula for situation : kurt lewin proposed a formula to capture the idea that behavior can be influenced by situational factors and personality factors. People distinguish between these two possible explanations for human behavior in everyday life and that these explanations influence our thoughts, feelings, and future behaviors. Mischel"s evidence specific situation (e. g. , extraversion & amounts of word spoken in a conversation). Reviewed studies that examined the correlation between personality measures and actual behavior in a. Correlations were often small to moderate (r < . 30, r2 < 9%). Low correlations are partly due to measurement error.

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