ISU PSY 233 - Exam 1 Study Guide (9 pages)

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Covers all of the concepts and definitions that will be on the first exam


Pages:
9
Type:
Study Guide
School:
Illinois State University
Course:
Psy 233 - Psychology of Personality
Edition:
1
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PSY 233 1st Edition Exam 1 Study Guide Lectures 1 7 Lecture 1 August 20 and Lecture 2 August 22 Should look over the 50 myths covered there will be a question or two regarding them Chapter 1 What are the 5 goals for the personality theorist 1 Observation is scientific Study large groups of people Ensure that observations are objective must eliminate any preconceptions or stereotypes that might bias one s observation shoot for replication Use specialized tools to study thinking processes emotional reactions and biological systems that contribute to personality functioning 2 Theory that is systematic Relating ideas to one another to create a theory that is systematic and organized Theory is designed to provide explanation can explain what they observe in research Must relate all their ideas to one another to create theory that is systematically organized 3 Theory that is testable Want people to challenge it so they come up with the same answer as the researcher Must develop theoretical ideas that can be tested by objective scientific evidence 4 Theory that is comprehensive Addressing significant questions about personality functioning development and individual differences 5 Applications from theory to practice Develop testable systematic theory that can convert into beneficial applications What is the definition of personality The psychological qualities that contribute to an individual s distinctive and enduring patterns of feeling thinking and behaving What does it mean when the professor textbook says distinctive Personality psychology addresses psychological features that differentiate people from one another What does it mean when the professor textbook says contribute to The personality psychologist searches for psychological factors that causally influence partly explains an individual s distinctive and enduring tendencies What is the definition of structure The concept that refers to the more enduring and stable aspects of personality Personality structures



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