Class Notes (834,252)
United States (323,681)
Psychology (395)
PSYC 3400 (29)

Theories of Personality_2.docx

3 Pages
Unlock Document

PSYC 3400
William Sharp

Theories of Personality: Chapter 2 Ancient and Modern Compositional Theories of Personality physiological, slightly behavioral, molecular, make it simpler Ancient Egyptian belief: wandering womb = hysteria/hysterical. Galen: personality controlled by 4 humors. Humor: a bodily fluid believed to produce a particular behavioral trait. 4 Elements Earth Air Fire Water 4 Qualities Cold Dry Hot Wet 4 Humors Black Bile Yellow Bile Blood Phlegm 4 Melancholic: Choleric: Sanguine: Phlegmatic: Temperaments/Personality Depressed Irritable Bold Aloof Styles Pessimistic Restless Robust Apathetic Brooding Explosive Confident Cold Pharmaceutical Theories of Personality  Biochemical Imbalances  Depression is a disease – like diabetes  There are 2 flaws with “depression as a disease” Modern Compositional Theories Shift from composition to function Donald Hebb: Cell Assemblies A group of neurons that develop into a functioning unit through repeated stimulation. Gerald Edelman: Neural Darwinism Each person’s brain evolves according to natural selection. Zuckerman: seek excitement, take risks, avoid boredom. Neurot
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 3400

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.