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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Marc A Fournier
Semester
Summer

Description
Psyb30 Lec 4 Gordon Allport – personality is a whole, unified organization of an individual. Personality regulates how we react/respond to a change in environment or psychological change. Allport’s concept of traits - Common (traits that many people have) vs Individual (some people have unique traits) Science of the individual - Cardinal trait – so pervasive that virtually all aspects of a persons functioning can be traced to it, so unifying that all other traits are subordinate to it. (Rare, not everyone has a cardinal trait) eg Mother Theresa’s compassion. - Central trait – thy explain our behavior in a wide range of behaviors - Secondary trait – categorizes and organizes specific areas of an individuals functio
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