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Psychology: Personalities (Ch. 10), Week 2 (part 2)

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Psychology: Personalities part 2
Structure of Mind & Behavior
Julie Feldman
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Date Created: 09/16/16
Personality (Ch. 10) PART 2 (PSYCH Spencer A. Rathus; Student Edition 4) Abraham Maslow (1908­1970): ­self­actualization  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: ­ Physiological or Survival Needs­ survival psychically and psychological ­ Safety Needs­ cannot be satisfied until lower needs are met ­ Love, affections, and belongingness needs ­ Esteem Needs ­ Need for self­actualization­ healthy individual’s prime for motivation Self­Actualization­ actualizing one’s potential for becoming all one is capable of  becoming  Introversion­ trait characterized by intense imagination and the tendency to inhabit impulses Extraversion­ trait characterized by tendencies to be outgoing and to express feelings and  impulses feely  The Trait Perspective:  ­traits are stable elements of someone’s personality ­Freud linked the devolvement of certain traits to children experiences in each pycholosexual  development   people display consistency in their actions, thoughts, and feelings   people differ from each other in many ways Five Factor Model Costa and McCrae (1990’s):  Extraversion (E)­ degree of interpersonal interaction /activity level (low­ shy, timid, and  passive)  Neuroticism (N)­ degree of emotional stability (high­ irritable)   Agreeableness (A)­ quality of interpersonal orientation (high­ more cooperative, low­  cold)  Conscientiousness (C)­ degree of organization, goal­orientation (low­ careless,  irresponsible)  Openness to Experience (O)­ preference for exploration, tolerance of unfamiliar (low­  narrow­minded) Projective Test­ measures motives, desires, or emotions (psychological, x­ray)  Rorschach’s Inkblot Test:  ­most used, reflects our inner feelings and conflict  Ex: A child is given a picture of a couple looking at each other with another child in the front.  The child explains that the little kid on the other side of the couch is looking at the broken toy  and is being blamed for breaking it. The child says that he thinks the child in the picture is going  to be beat, and that dad is made at him, and he knows that he didn’t break it and probably mom  did it or somebody else. ­ To a psychologist, this shows the child’s personal experience with this  type of situation, emotionally unstable (ashamed).  Thematic Appreciation Test (TAT): ­developed by Henry Murray and Christina Morgan ­the patient is given pictures that don’t have stories, but different people are able to see different  objects and are able to say a story, this helps the psychologist to find their personality  Personality Assessment Technique:  Psychodynamic­ projective tests aimed to reveal unconscious motivations  Humanistic­ questionnaire assessments of self­concept & self­actualization  Trait­ objective psychological tests to assess the strength of different traits Objective Tests:  Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)­ assesses disorders (depression)  rather than normal personalities, most popular.  Ex: “Someone is trying to poison me”, “I feel uneasy indoors”


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