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Lecture 17

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University of Toronto St. George
John Bassili

Lecture 17 notes Personality Approaches to personality - Trait Approach – “very nice”, “very smart”, “fun to be with” o Traits are stable dispositions of the individual o Makes two important assumptions:  Personality consists of traits that are unique to each individual  Traits are stable and enduring dispositions o How many traits do people have? o Decades of research on similarities between traits have yielded five clusters:  Neuroticism – over emotional negatively (nervous/unstable/moody)  Extroversion – being outgoing/sociable/fun-loving  Openness – openness to experience (imaginative/creativity/intelligent)  Agreeableness – pleasant/charitable/friendly  Conscientiousness – a sense of responsibility (like showing up and being on time to help a friend move) – reliable/punctual/hardworking o These tendencies mix in different proportions to create different personalities - Psychobiological Approach – who we are as people because of our biology – is personality inheritable? What is the genetic contribution to personality? o Focuses on the role of biology in determining personality o One way to look at the role of biology is to look at the heritability of personality traits o Another way is to look at the effect of brain damage on personality  One famous case is of Phineas Gage, a railroad worker who suffered a terrible
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