PSYC35H3 Lecture Notes - Normal Distribution, Jack Block

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PSYC35 - Lecture 4
Personality structure
Monolithic variable centered, focused on the laws how it is that variables correlate together in
a population, how all traits co-occur to make someone extraverted
factor analyses searches for traits take a large number of observed variables and reduce them to
a small number of underlying factor, it s the one in which we search for traits
- column variable, row replication (person)
- goal is to find the variables that cluster together
Idiographic approach ( focused on the individual) person centered
- the configuration of attributes within a single individual
- personality type, a configuration of traits within an individual
- inverse factor analyses searches for types, transposed,
- rows variables, columns replication (people)
- looking for clusters of people that have the same pattern, similar configurations of
personality traits concept personality type
Personality Type
- Jack Block
- interested in two broad dimensions ego control, ego resiliency
Ego control expresses and containment of impulses and behaviour, restraint of those impulses
is what makes us different
Those who are high, tend to constrain, people low, tend to act out. some are restricted, some are
not. Do you act on your impulses or do you restrain them
Ego resiliency the capacity we each have to alter our typical level of ego control. we differ in
how much we can change our typical level of ego control. some can turn their ego control off,
some cannot. E.g. high ego control during the work week, low ego control during the weekend
Q-sort a list of 100 statements, with respect of yourself or someone else you have to say how
much that statement represents you, you’ve got 9 bins from least to very representative of you,
must force these 100 items into a normal distribution
- rich description of what an individual is like
- there are types of people in the data
5 different types of people
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Goal is to find the variables that cluster together. Idiographic approach ( focused on the individual) person centered the configuration of attributes within a single individual. Jack block interested in two broad dimensions ego control, ego resiliency. Ego control expresses and containment of impulses and behaviour, restraint of those impulses is what makes us different. Those who are high, tend to constrain, people low, tend to act out. some are restricted, some are not. Do you act on your impulses or do you restrain them. Ego resiliency the capacity we each have to alter our typical level of ego control. we differ in how much we can change our typical level of ego control. some can turn their ego control off, some cannot. E. g. high ego control during the work week, low ego control during the weekend. Undercontrolled low in ec and low in er, they act out and can"t change in different situations.

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