PSY230H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Phlegm, Personality PsychologyPremium
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Lecture 1: personality.
1. Personality is the consistent behavior patterns and intrapersonal processes
originating within the individual.
▪ Influential factors
- genetic vs. environmental
- Conscious vs. unconscious determinants
→ A person might still be conscious under the condition of anesthesia.
→ An psychological study found that food associated cues can be used to
override health conditions.
- Free will vs. determinism
2. Topics that will be addressed in the course
▪ Psychoanalytic Theory
▪ The Trait approach
▪ Biological and Evolutionary Approaches
▪ The Humanistic Approach and Positive Psychology
▪ The Behavioural Approach
▪ The Cognitive Approach
▪ Personality and culture
3. History of personality psychology
▪ Hippocrates/ Galen: Four humors (ancient fundamental personality types)
o They believed that each of the 4 humors was a result of an excess of
one of the 4 bodily fluids. The excess amount of fluids determined a
- Choleric – yellow bile
- Melancholic – black bile
- Sanguine – blood
- Phlegmatic – phlegm
▪ Plato: 4 groupings, rationalist and idealist
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