PSYC 287 Week One - Chapter One Book Notes
PSYC 287 Week One - Chapter One Book Notes Psyc 287
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Date Created: 08/29/16
Psychology of Personality PSYC 287 Chapter One Book Notes/Week One Notes 8/23/2016 The Psychological Triad o Personality psychology addresses how people feel, think, and behave The Goals of Personality Psychology o Personality: an individual’s characteristic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior, together with the psychological mechanisms – hidden or not – behind those patterns o Mission: Impossible Basic approach: a systematic, self-imposed limitation Trait approach: personality psychologists focus their efforts on the ways that people differ psychologically and how these differences might be conceptualized, measured, and followed over time (personality traits) Biological approach: psychologists try to understand the mind in terms of the body Psychoanalytic approach: concerned primarily with the unconscious mind, and the nature and resolution of internal mental conflict Phenomenological approach: focus on people’s conscious experience of the world Behaviorism, social learning theory, and cognitive personality psychology comprise the learning and cognitive process approaches to personality o Distinct Approaches Versus the One Big Theory A theory that accounts for one thing well will probably not explain everyone else so well o Advantages as Disadvantages and Vice Versa Funder’s First Law: great strengths are usually great weaknesses, and surprisingly often the opposite is true as well Applies to fields of research theories and individual people
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