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Psy 0160 - Psychology of Personality

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Personality Psychology Lecture 16 Outline of Last Lecture Genetics and Personality Behavior genetics Heritability coefficient Selective breeding Molecular genetics Gene environment interactions Shared and nonshared environment Brain SES and serotonin Outline of Current Lecture George Kelly Invitational mood Constructive Alternativism Cognitive processes Personal constructs Constructs Current Lecture George Kelly Thinking processes paramount Uniquely human capacity to reflect o On oneself All have own individual truth about how we see things what we believe etc o On the world o On the future o How we drive meaning depends on how we construe interpret what our experiences are Individual attempts to develop ideas that enable us to predict future Psychology of Personal Constructs 1955 Called ahead of his time emphasis on complex cognitive processes new to think about thinking processes o Cognitive revolution happens in 60s and 70s his work happens before this o Used new and highly scientific language created own language to explain his ideas didn t work that well though because alienated himself from mainstream psychology big reason he didn t succeed These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Humans are active thinking not passive o Cognitive Ability to THINK makes us free and determined o Free to develop our own meanings of events each person interprets event differently due to freedom o Cant think outside of our own constructs ideas though determined by these meanings we create for ourselves Invitational mood individual themselves is free to invite as many alternative interpretations as we choose to o Invite ourselves to generate as many meanings as we want when were trying to build our constructs People reveal aspects of their own personality in the constructs they use to describe others shows how you interpret world and other people Constructive

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