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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
M.Fournier
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 1: Studying the Person  Personality psychology is the scientific study of the whole person.  Psychology is about many things: perception and attention, cognition and memory, neurons and brain circuitry, abnormal behaviour, social behaviour, therapy, the behaviour of birds, and the white rat.  The ultimate goal of personality psychology is to construct a scientifically credible account of psychological individuality.  Personality psychologists often study individual differences in people Sketching an outline: Dispositional traits  Personality traits are those general, internal, and comparative dispositions that we attribute to people in our initial efforts to sort individuals into meaningful behavioural categories and to account for consistencies we perceive or expect in behaviour from one situation to the next and over time.  Personality psycholo
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