PSYB30H3 Lecture Notes - Reality Principle, Dependent And Independent Variables, Erogenous Zone

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PSYB30 Lecture 1
Course Description
- Introduce you to scientific study of the whole person in biological, social and cultural context
Introduction
- Sci. study of person
- Level 1. Personality Traits/Dispositions “Sketching the Outline”
General, internal and comparative dispositions accounting for consistencies we perceive or
expect in behaviour across situations and time
Person=Situation
Controversy
Heredity-Environment
Controversy
Continuity vs. Change of
Traits over Time
- Level II: Characteristic
Adaptations: “Filling in the
Details”
Adaptation to motivational,
cognitive, and
developmental challenges
that people confront across
the life span
Goals and Strivings
The Self and Social Cognition
Stages of Life-Span
Development
- Level III: Life Stories “Integrating
a Life”
Internalized and evolving
narratives of the self that
integrate past, present and
future to provide life with a
sense of unity and purpose
Imagery, Theme, Character
Standards of Good Life-Story
Form
Psychotherapy as Revision of
Life Story
Human Evolution
- “We are products of the evolutionary process”
- Constructs, Theories and Testable Hypotheses
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