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University of Toronto Scarborough
Marc A Fournier

PSYB30 Personality Monday, April 42011 Lecture 21 Conclusion Exam Format 50 questions Need to read both Lecture and Textbook cuz there will be textbook questions on content that wasnt in lecture, same goes for lecture questions. Personality Defined He gives us the definition now because in the beginning wed have a lesser understanding of what it means. Personality is an individuals unique variation on the general evolutionary design for human nature, expressed as a developing pattern of dispositional traits, characteristic adaptations, and integrative life stories complexly and differentially situated in culture. (McAdams & Pals, 2006) All of these 3 levels, (traits, adaptations, & life-stories) rests upon an evolutionary foundation Each of us though represents a unique variation on this basic psychological design Although there is a human nature we all share, all of us depart from this basic nature in some ways Dimensions of Human Existence If we look at the world from a distance, well see the world as blue (from the ocean) and green (the land). The same goes for personality psychology. When you take a step back, for all the many constructs and theories weve talked about, everything can be kind of reduced to these two basic themes identified by David Bakn: These two aspects characterize much of human behaviour Agency This aspect is captured by our propensities towards enhancing and protecting ourselves Focus on the self Formation of separations Striving for expansion and elevation of self Communion At the same time we are fundamentally a social species. We participate in families, relationships, etc Focus on others Formation of connections Striving for contact and congregation with others Bakn believes that these two things summarize much of what it means to be human. By capturing the agentic and communal, we cover a lot of ground with what it means when we speak of the human condition
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