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Psychology december 1 2011 warm up

PsychologyDecember 1, 2011Warm Up

With what you know about your own intelligence, are there ways you can improve your learning and study skills? For example, Ms. Kennedy is a spatial and visual learner. I like to have notes written in color so that they are more memorable for me. In what ways can you apply what you know about your intelligence to the ways you learn and study.

Be creative, try to give examples that I wouldn’t think of on my own.


Personality the trait approach

Personality – The Trait Approach

  • Psychologists that support the trait approach believe that personality traits are inborn and unchanging. Many trait theorists believe that people can be measured according to five basic personality factors.

  • Who have been the most influential trait theorists?

  • What is the Five Factor Model?

  • How do some psychologists evaluate the trait approach?


Basic vocab

Basic Vocab

  • Personality – patterns of feelings, motives and behavior that set people apart form one another.

  • Trait – aspect of personality that is considered to be reasonably stable.

  • Introverts – tend to be imaginative and to look inward.

  • Extroverts – active and self expressive and gain energy from interaction from others.


Trait theorists

Trait Theorists

  • Hippocrates Greek physician, believed the body had fluids and thought a mix of these fluids resulted in personality traits.

    • Yellow bile, blood, phlegm, black bile

    • Removing some of these fluids results in a balance of fluids.

  • Gordon Allport psychologist cataloged 18,000 traits through descriptive words (short, brunette, etc.)

    • Traits are inherited and fixed in the nervous system.

    • Traits are the building blocks of the nervous system.

  • Hans J. Eysenck British Psychologists focused on the relationship between two personality dimensions.

    • Introversion-extroversion and emotional stability-instability


Psychology december 1 2011 warm up

Touchy

Restless

Aggressive

Excitable

Changeable

Impulsive

Optimistic

Active

Moody

Anxious

Rigid

Sober

Pessimistic

Reserved

Unsociable

Quiet

Emotionally Unstable

Melancholic

Choleric

Extroverted

Introverted

Phlegmatic

Sociable

Outgoing

Talkative

Responsive

Easygoing

Lively

Carefree

Leadership

Sanguine

Passive

Careful

Thoughtful

Peaceful

Controlled

Reliable

Even tempered

Calm

Emotionally Stable


Five factors model

Five Factors Model

This describe the Five Basic Factors of personality. Each trait consists of a range of specific personality traits.


Personality test

Personality Test

  • Human Resources Personality Test

  • Answer the questions honestly, without looking at the analysis.

  • Then rate yourself and your score. I took several personality tests (honestly) and found out lots of things about myself that I didn’t want to know.

  • We will talk about the result together and ways to “improve” your personality.


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