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Interpersonal Relations Chapter 3 Notes

by: Kaija Perkins

Interpersonal Relations Chapter 3 Notes psych2042

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Date Created: 09/30/16
Chapter 3 – Personality and Comfort Zones Attention (Positive vs. negative) No attention at all Personality= behaviors that define who a person is and how they react in different situations (set of characteristics) *Presentation, how you think, behave, and feel, consistent traits Temperament in newborns  precursor to personality 1) Easy 2) Slow-to-warm 3) Difficult Personality Theories: Trait theory  (consistent, broad dispositions) – openness, extraversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness Biological theory  (traits that led to reproductive success of ancestors) twin studies Psychodynamic theory (unconscious mind is responsible for personality) id, ego, superego Defense mechanisms = rationalization, projection, displacement, repression, reaction formation, regression Social-Cognitive theory  personality is formed by observing the acts of others, observing effects of actions, making decisions of how the world works - Bandurat Humanistic theory  emphasizes the inherent goodness in people – Maslow, Rogers 1) Innate drive for growth 2) Growth despite environmental influences 3) We are conscious beings driven by unconscious motivation Comfort Zones  Range of comfortable behaviors that holds people back  People often limit their options out of fear  Fear of Success = Sabotage their efforts b/c they can’t handle success  Fear of Failure = Limit themselves because they fear they wont succeed o Purposes: gain awareness, influences behavior?, risk-taking strategies Playing the Victim  Perpetual “poor me” attitude  Elephant-in-the-bottle syndrome = all negative events get crammed into an area to sonstitute being a real victim True Victimization = no control over situation People who play the victim = leaf-in-wind theory, don’t take responsibility for actions, etc. Myers-Briggs: 1) Extraversion (outer world) vs. Introversion (internal states)  Source of energy 2) Sensing (tactical, Realistic/Practical) vs. Intuition (abstract, Big picture)  take-in information 3) Thinking (objective truth) vs. Feeling (values)  making decisions 4) Judgment (orderly life) vs. Perception (flexible lives)  lifestyle and organization)


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