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Week 1 of notes PSY 325
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Toomey on Friday January 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 325 at Colorado State University taught by Karla Gingerich in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 131 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Personality in Psychlogy at Colorado State University.
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Date Created: 01/29/16
Lecture 1: Intro Friday, January 29, 2016 1:05 PM Part 1: How is personality conceptualized, measured, and followed over time? Part 2: Biology, motivation, and cognition Emotion Early experiences? Additionally Applications How does personality relate to work, play, relationships, mental and physical health? Lecture 2: Chapter 1 Sunday, January 31, 2016 3:38 PM Goal for the Chapter: to know, "There are no perfect indicators of personality. There are only clues, and clues are ambiguous." -Funder, textbook Psychology of Personality: the field o This field studies & appreciates individual differences o In class, we will agree that there are always exceptions to generalizations of people What is Personality? o Whatever it is, it's complicated o Definitions include something about structure (patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion) And/or process "…an individuals characteristic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior, together with the psychological mechanisms--hidden or not-- behind those patterns." -Funder, textbook o Funder says that personality Psychology's unique mission is to explain whole persons Approaches o Which approach one takes depends on one's question; each approach answers specific questions best o Trait approach o Biological approach o Psychoanalytic approach Trait: (most theorists agree on this definition) broad behavioral consistencies in the conduct of people that are useful as "basic units of personality" Case study- Hugh Grant o Arrested for prostitute encounter in 1995 (prostitute: Divine Brown) o Jay Leno had Grant come on the show… first question, "What were you Thinking??" This was not characteristic of Hugh Grant (trusted and beloved British actor) o Lots of speculations for why he did it stem from different social psychological approaches (in the end, Grant admits he made a mistake and he apologizes) What do we really know when we know a person? o According to Dan McAdams, we know: Traits and Roles Goals and Values Life story (how it comes together)
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