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Personality Psych Notes Week 1

by: Jordan Miller

Personality Psych Notes Week 1 Psych 319

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Personality Psychology
Dr. Alan Roberts
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Date Created: 03/08/16
P319 1-13 01/13/2016 ▯ Personality psych ▯ ▯ Personality- everyone has a personality, all different (outgoing, shy, etc)  The set total of psychological traits (influenced by physical traits)  Thoughts feelings (mental emotional traits)  Concerned with the whole person  Total of traits (trait 1, trait 2, etc)  Within the individual  Organized and relatively enduring (stable over time and across situations) o Don’t have different personalities day by day  Trait is stable vs state is temporary condition (brought on by stimulus)  Influence one’s adaptations and interactions with the environment  Habitual ways of responding to and interacting with the world*** ▯ Personality emphasizes how individuals are different from one another ▯ Two ways of viewing differences  Individual and group differences o How we are unlike some others o Individual differences  ways in which each person is like some other people but not like others (extraverts, high self-esteem, etc) o Group differences  ways in which the people of one group differ from people in another group (cultural diff, age, etc)  Individual uniqueness o How we are unlike ALL other people, includes all traits and whole person vs select traits ▯ Nomothetic vs Ideographic  Ideographic- understand single individual o Intrapersonal functions, person centered, clinical settings  Nomothetic- ways people are different from other people, people as a whole o Individual differences, variable centered (height, self-esteem), research settings ▯ The two parents of personality psychology  Medicine (neurology and psychiatry)- IDEOGRAPHIC (Freud) o Clinical settings, intrapersonal o Freud and his followers developed complex theories of personality to account for a variety of physical and behavioral problems of their patients  Freud was neurologist, developed branch of medicine known as psychiatry (created psychiatry with medical background on neurology) o Early psychiatrists relied primarily on the case study method (the in-depth study of a single individual) for developing and testing their ideas  Scientific Psychology (Wilhelm Wundt 1879) o Wundt laid the foundation for early experimental psychologists who studied individual differences among subjects in their experiments ▯ A fissure in the field  Gap within personality psychology has not yet been successfully bridged (clinical vs. experimental)  Translates into a gap between grand theories of personality and contemporary research in personality (individual and group differences level of analysis) ▯ ▯


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