PSY230H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Standard Score, Standard Deviation, Negative Number

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Introductory pages: what is personality psych? individual differences vs everybody same compare personalities of diff ppl vs. cognitive (basic cognitive process: memory, attention, etc) and dev psych (changes in psycho processes over life span) Healthy and normal differences vs. abnormal psych (assumes ppl diff, but wants to help em) Personality and situation affect behaviour vs. social psych (social influences on psych process: approaches, focus on individual: idiographic eg. biography of famous ppl, focus on individual: idiographic eg. biography of famous ppl eg. self-exploration. More complete understanding of a single indiv. Great for important ppl but not everyday ppl. Cannot be generalized to other indiv: focus on variable: nomothetic relation b/w individual"s differences in one variable and another variable eg. self-esteem correlates w life satisfaction (r=0. 60) Boring : no juicy stories of personal life events. How do ppl differ from each other. How these differences related to each other: causes. Why ppl differ from each other: consequences.

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