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Lecture 17
oChapter 14- personality
oApproaches to personality
oTrait approach
oPsychobiological approach
oSocial learning approach
oPsychodynamic approach
oHumanistic approach
oTrait
oThe trait approach makes 2 important assumptions:
Personality consists of traits that are unique to each individual
Traits are stable and enduring dispositions
Their characteristic now is the same as it will be later
oWe know that humans have 5 senses, but how many traits do they have?
Traits- a lot to pick from
oIf a person is outgoing- they will still be outgoing next week
oThe big 5
oThe English vocab contains 20000 trait terms. But there is a lot of
redundancy among them (sociable outgoing)
oFactor analysis- thick questionnaires
Rate the prof on 20,000 traits
Give the factors – what groups together to see relationships
oDecades of research on similarities b/w traits have yielded 5 clusters:
Neuroticism
Moody, tense, worries
Excess of negative emotion
Dark side of things
Nervous, unstable, irritable
Extroversion
Out going
Openness
creativeness
Agreeableness
Niceness, helpful, pleasant
Conscientiousness
Hard working, wants to do things right
oThese tendencies mix in diff proportions to create diff personalities
oFactor analysis
To cluster traits
Tendency of traits to go together
oPsychobiological approach
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Lecture 17 o Chapter 14- personality o Approaches to personality o Trait approach o Psychobiological approach o Social learning approach o Psychodynamic approach o Humanistic approach o Trait o The trait approach makes 2 important assumptions: Personality consists of traits that are unique to each individual Traits are stable and enduring dispositions Their characteristic now is the same as it will be later o We know that humans have 5 senses, but how many traits do they have? Traits- a lot to pick from o If a person is outgoing- they will still be outgoing next week o The big 5 o The English vocab contains 20000 trait terms. But there is a lot of redundancy among them (sociable outgoing) o Factor analysis- thick questionnaires Rate the prof on 20,000 traits
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