PS271 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Conscientiousness, Psychoticism, 16Pf Questionnaire

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Week 1: Trait Theories: 3-16-5-6-Factor Models 09/15/15
WORD OF THE DAY:
Nomothetic: similar
Ideographic: different
Need anxiety for performance enhancement.
Assessing Learning on:
Abstract
Last section before the purpose about research study usually important
Following paragraph, set up for hypothesis
oPurpose
On neuroticism 25th percentile means that 25% of the female pilots scored 59.00 or below on
the test (i.e., 75% scored above 59.00
Cattell’s 16 Personality Factors Derived from Questionnaire Data
Reserved-Outgoing
Less intelligent-more intelligent
Stable, ego strength-emotionality/neuroticism
Etc.
Superfactor Traits
1. Psychoticism, Extraversion & Neuroticism
a. Psychotic  Believe they are living in house made of gold in heaven
b. Neurotic  Thinking about living in a house made of gold in heaven
2. Objectivity
3. Research Evidence
4. Biological Bases of Personality – What is supported, what is not?
iClicker Questions
Which of the following is not a characteristic of extraverts?
a. Sensitivity to pain
b. Energetic
c.
d.
The trait theorist who emphasized the fewest traits was
a. Allport
b. Eysenck
c. Cattell
d. Plomin
Dr. Colleen Loomis | PS271 Goldie-Anne Weiss | WLU | Fall 2015
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