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Psych of Personality MOD ONE

by: Nikkita Varney

Psych of Personality MOD ONE PSY-216 R5143

Nikkita Varney


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Date Created: 08/14/16
MOD ONE: Behaviorism- the school of psychology founded by John B. Watson that focused on psychology as the study of overt behavior rather than of mental illness Psychoanalysis- Sigmund Freud’s theory of personality and system of therapy for treating mental disorders Personality- the unique, relatively enduring internal and external aspects of a person’s character that influence behavior in different situations Reliability- the consistency of response to a psychological assessment device Validity- the extent to which an assessment device measures what it is intended to measure Methods of assessment: -self-report or objective inventories -projective techniques -clinical interviews -behavioral assessment procedures -thought and experience sampling procedures Self-report inventory- a personality assessment technique in which subjects answer questions about their behaviors and feelings Projective test- a personality assessment device in which subjects are presumed to project personal needs, fears, and values on to their interpretation or description of an ambiguous stimuli Rorschach Inkblot Test-1921 Hermann Independent variable- in an experiment, the stimulus variable or condition the experimenter manipulates to learn its effect on the dependent variable Dependent variable- in an experiment the variable the experimenter desires to measure, typically the subject’s behavior or response to manipulation of the independent variable Experimental group- in an experiment the group that is exposed to the experimental treatment Control group- in an experiment the group that does not receive the experimental treatment Correlation method- a statistical method that measures the degree of the relationship between two variables expressed by the correlation coefficient Historical determination- the view that personality is basically fixed in the early years of life and the subject will change little thereafter


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