PS101, Lec 19: 04/09/2013
Psych of Personality:
Inherent good in each of us
Selfconcept vs. congruence
What you think is the best you can be vs. what other people think you are shapes
Play a powerful role in determining a person’s selfesteem.
Vary by culture.
Remember: children use schemas for learning.
Skinner: our personality is shaped by getting rewards. Conditioning is the basis of personality,
governed by our environment and its reinforcement contingencies.
Bandura: Observational learning is the basis of personality selfefficacy strongly influences our
Mischel: Cognitiveaffective(emotional) personality system: CAPS reflects how
individuals behave differently in a given situation. Meaning our personalities are formed by the way we
think and the way we feel.
Personality: Tests & Disorders:
Army – job applications – clinical diagnosis – prisons and legal iss