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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Marc A Fournier
Semester
Winter

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PSYB30Lecture 4Allport thinks about biological nature of personality and human brain Personality is an explanation for things WhyCausality En passantpersonality serves as a FUNCTIONREASONhelp to regulate how we do things everydat Gordon AllportLexical HypothesisOriginal Definition The dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical systems that determine his or her unique adjustments to the environmentseems to think its reactiveRevised Definition The dynamic organization within the individual of those psychophysical systems that determine his or her characteristic behavior and thought Trait Neuropsychic structure having capacity to render many stimuli functionally and initiate and guide equivalent forms of adaptive and expressive behavior TraitsCommon vs Individual individ traitonly possessed by 1 TraitsCardinal Central and 2ndarycardinalso pervasive that all aspect of persons functioning can be traced back to it central510 secondary limited to scope less central to define personalityWheres the taxonomyLexical Hypothesis Those individual differences that are most salient and socially relevant in peoples lives will eventually become encoded into their language the more important such a difference the more likely is it to become expressed
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