ECU PSYC 1000 - Personality Theories (2 pages)

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Personality Theories


Personality Theories

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East Carolina University
Psyc 1000 - Introductory Psychology

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PSYC 1000 Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Theories II Developing Personality III Freud s Theory Outline of Current Lecture I Trait Theories Social Cognitive Theories and Self II Current Lecture Classic Perspectives on Personality Personality a person s characteristic pattern of thoughts feelings and behaviors I II Trait Theories social cognitive theories and self a Traits an enduring quality that makes a person tend to act a certain way Stable components of personality i Personality is consistent over time some part do change ii Assessing MMPI iii 5 CANOE factors iv opposites b Social cognitive influences on personality i Reciprocal Determinism among thoughts social situation behavior ii Internal vs external locus of control iii Optimism and positive psychology iv Albert Bandura believes that personality is the result of an interaction that takes place between a person and their social context involving how we think about ourselves and our situations v Focus on interaction of behaviors thoughts and social attitudes c The Self Trait Theory of Personality Introvert vs Extrovert a Gordon Allport decided that Freud overvalued unconscious motives and undervalued our real observable personality styles traits 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 III IV V VI b Myers and Briggs wanted to study individual behaviors and statements to find how people differed in personality having different traits c The Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI is a questionnaire categorizing people by traits d Tait theory of personality e Biology traits i Brain Extraverts tend to have low level of brain activity making it hard to suppress impulses and leading them to seek stimulation ii Body The trait of shyness appears to be related to high autonomic system reactivity an easily triggered alarm system Assessing Traits a Personality Inventory b Empirically derived test c Minnesota

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