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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 3400
Professor
William Sharp
Semester
Fall

Description
Chapter 1 Personality Theory • What is Personality? • Difficult to Define – Nature vs. Nurture – Stable versus Changing – Conscious versus Unconscious – Normal versus Abnormal • How do you define personality? • How would you define your own personality? • Book Definition – A pattern of relatively permanent traits and unique characteristics that give  both consistency and individuality to a person’s behavior. • Theory • Definition: A set of related assumptions that allows scientists to use logical  deductive reasoning to formulate testable hypotheses. – Different from philosophy • Value­free/
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