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Lecture 5

Week 5

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Marc A Fournier

Week 5: Contemporary Trait Taxonomies Overview of Todays Lecture - Introduction to the Big Five Taxonomy - Emotional & Interpersonal Domains - Core Feature of Extraversion The Five-Factor Model - Common Measures: o NEO-PI-R (Costa & McCrae, 1992) Assess not only the big 5 domains but also 6 facets or smaller traits within the big 5 Takes long to complete (45mins to an hour) o The Big Five Inventory (John et al., 1991) Results are known to be reliable and valid Takes about 10mins to complete One of the more wildly used instruments o Recently, Gosling et al. (2003) demonstrated that the five-factor model could be reliably assessed with as few as TEN items. Neuroticism - Is a broad dimension of individual differences ready to experience distress and other negative affects - People who are high on the trait of neuroticism more readily experience a wide range of emotional and somatic complaints o They report feeling worrisome and anxious, feel vulnerable and self-conscious and quick to anger - Those that are most neurotic are the least able to regulate negative moods like sadness, worry and anger - At the other end of this continuum is emotional stability; they are by contrast the most able to regulate their moods - NEO-PI-R Facets: o Anxiety, Angry Hostility, Depression, Self-Consciousness, Impulsiveness, Vulnerability - Correlates of Neuroticism: o Relationship Difficulties
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