Personality Traits-. Openness Haley Nord. Why do we study personality traits?.
-Understanding the relationship between personality and behavior can help psychologists and others involved in that profession understand why behaviors occur, which ultimately leads to the ability to cultivate good behaviors and find ways to manage negative behaviors.
-Important in the realm of developmental psychology because these traits guide a person through life. As we just learned in our last unit, personality has slight changes, but tends to stay the same throughout the lifespan
-Intelligence as a personality trait
-Openness General intelligence (sometimes known simply as g)
-Openness Crystalized ability ( a component of intelligence)
-Similarly to mental illness, the correlation between openness and intelligence, but to what extent is uncertain. Researches suggest that much remains to be learned about this relationship
*Study by Gilles E. Gignac at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia: Openness, Intelligence, and Self-report Intelligence