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Introduction to Personality Notes

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Psychology
Course
PSY 0160
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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9/3 Introduction to Personality Definition Everyday: specific personalities and people Formal: abstract constructs and theories, very broad 1. Conveys sense of consistency and continuity of a person’s personality across many situations 2. Suggest internal origins of thoughts, feelings, and behavior 3. Helps in predicting behavior and understanding behavior **looks at influences of the person individually on their own behavior rather than the situation 4. Captures a sense of personal distinctiveness (as opposed to social psych, which talks about how we are all the same) Working Definition: • Organized structure • Active processes as a person • Both psychological and physical components (behavior
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