Introduction to Personality Week 1 Lecture Notes
Introduction to Personality Week 1 Lecture Notes PSY3101
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PSY 3101 Introduction to Personality Week 1 Lecture 1 January 20 Introduction Why study Personality Fundamental Psychological Questions Why am I the way I am How do people decide what to do in Iife How do people decide what to do Iife Integrative Scienti c Questions How does personality science interact with other areas of psychology Personally Relevant Questions 39Know Thyself Know yourself What is Personality Personality is 39an individual s characteristic patterns of thought emotion behavior together with the psychological mechanisms behind those patternsquot Textbook de nitions Every person is 1 Like all others human nature Evolutionary adaptations shaped the human species Eg getting along and getting ahead learning articulating ritualistic behavior 2 Like some others individualsgroup differences Traits Characteristic Adaptations 3 Like no others Uniqueness SelfDe ning Life Narratives Personality Traits The Big ve Extraversion Outgoing Assertive Enthusiastic Sociable Agreeableness Kind Compassionate Polite Empathetic Conscientiousness Hardworking Neat Responsible Organized Neuroticism Anxious Depressed Irritable Vulnerable OpennessIntellect Intellectual Artistic Imaginative Curious Characteristic Adaptations quotCharacteristic adaptations include motives goals plans striving strategies values virtues schemas selfimages mental representations of signi cant others developmental tasksquot McAdams amp Pals
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