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[PSYC 2740] - Midterm Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (62 pages long)

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[PSYC 2740] Comprehensive Midterm Exam guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at January 17 , 16 Personality Psych Chapter 1  Aristotle described and analysed many personality characteristics, including truthfulness, courage, intelligence, self-indulgence, anger proneness, and friendliness in his book on ethics  Features of personality make people different from one another o These features usually take the form of adjectives o Adjectives that can be used to describe characteristics of people are called trait-descriptive adjectives  Nearly 20,000 trait-descriptive adjectives in the English language  Adjectives describing personality refer to several very different aspects of people Personality Defined  Difficult to define human personality  The definition has to be sufficiently comprehensive to include all of the aspects of personality: o Inner features o Social effects o Qualities of the mind o Qualities of the body o Relations to others o Inner goals  Personality: the set of psychological traits and mechanisms within the individual that are organized and relatively enduring and that influence his or her interactions with, and adaptations to, the intra-psychic, physical, and social environments Examining the definition: ▯Personality is the set of psychological traits…▯:  Psychological traits are characteristics that describe ways in which people are different from each other o Describing someone as shy is to mention one way in which he/she differs from others who are more outgoing  Traits also define ways in which people are similar to some others o Ex. People who are shy are similar to each other in that they are anxious in social situations, particularly when there is an audience focusing attention on them find more resources at
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