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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Oren Amitay
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 1PersonalityPersonality is the scientific study of individual differencesthe dimensions origins and implications of individual differencesPersonalitys job is to describe and explain individual differencesThe significance of individual differences sociability etcall influence our chances of happiness in life how long we will live etcPrologueThe Origin TheoriesThe Nature of Scientific TheoryOVERVIEW OF COURSEVery first level of personality descriptionPersonality Traitsthis is the very first thing we learn about someonefirst attributes about a person we learn as we get to know themcan learn them in under 10 minshave consequential value because you can make predictionsbut traits are just an outlinesketch of the individualWe need to know beyond personality traitsSCIENTIFIC THEORIESExplicitly defined constructsscientific theories consist of explicitly defined constructs that are linked together by rules which suggest testable hypothesisThey are s
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