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PSYC 2740- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 32 pages long!)

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Psychology
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PSYC 2740
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Connie Zavitz

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[PSYC 2740] Comprehensive winter guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at oneclass.com Personality – January 12 th Defining Personality • Personality is the set of psychological traits and mechanisms within the individual that is organized and relatively enduring and that influences his or her interactions with, and adaptions to, the environment (including the intrapsychic, physical, and social environment) • Attributes about individuals, characteristics to describe people • What makes people different from other people • Average tendencies  everyone at some point will experience stress, but some people are more stress prone • They are not categories  we can look at these on a continual; we have low degrees to high degrees of a given trait (e.g., some people are very athletic some people aren’t) Defining Personality • Personality is the set of psychological traits and mechanisms within the individual that is organized and relatively enduring and that influences his or her interactions with, and adaptions to, the environment (including the intrapsychic, physical, and social environment) • Will interact in different ways to how we think about things how we perceive things, and as a result of the environment • The process of personality Mechanisms (i.e., the process of personality) Inputs Decision Making Outputs • Inputs: having certain levels of a certain trait • Decision making: on the basis of certain environments individuals may be exposed to (someone being at a party on a Saturday night) o Someone who is outgoing may have fun o While someone who is socially anxious may be overwhelmed • Output: the person who is outgoing may stay at the party, and make friends. o The socially anxious may stay in a corner or leave early • If I have certain level of a trait, then what may happen next if they’re in a certain context? Defining Personality find more resources at oneclass.com
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