Lecture 1: Introduction to Personality Psychology - September 11, 2012
Personality Science: The Science of Human Diversity; 2011
1st test lec 1-10; 2nd test lec 11-20
each test is 50 m/c (A-E)
3F rule: you can choose three Qs that you do not want to answer and check F, The
three Fs are scored as correct responses.
What is personality psychology?
cognitive psych. = science of basic cognitive processes (ex. memory, attention,
neuropsychology = science of the connection b/w the brain and the mind
social psych. = social influences on psychological processes (group, social
How does persoality psychology differ from other disciplines in psychology?
people are essentially alike
personality psychologists take into account the uniqueness of individuals
where other disciplines take a more general approach
Two Approaches to Understanging Personality