Psych chapter 12 first day

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Psych chapter 12 first day
2011-11-29 20:17:53

first day-personality
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  1. Personality
    Relatively stable and enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and actions. Describes one as a person. how one is different from others.
  2. Traits
    -stable and consistent charateristics that can be used to describe someone.
  3. Eysenck: Factor analysis
    E: extroversion-introversion

    N: Neuroticism: worrisome, anxious

    P: Psychoticism: psychotic

    - describes personality not explains it
  4. Big Five personality traits
    - Openness

    - Conscientousnous



  5. (Big five personality traits) Openness
    High: original, imaginaitive, curious, creative

    Low: Down to earth, uncreative, conventional, uncurious

    -critical thinkers score higher on this section
  6. (Big five personality traits) Conscientousness
    High: Conscientous, Hard-working, Well-organized, Punctual

    Low: Neglient, Lazy, Disorganized, Late
  7. (Big five personality traits) Extroversion
    High: Joiner, Talkative, active, affectionate

    Low: Loner, quiet, passive, reserved
  8. (Big five personality traits) Agreeableness
    High: Trusting, lenient, Soft-hearted, good-natured

    Low: Suspicious, critical, ruthless, irraitable
  9. (Big five personality traits) Neuroticism
    High: Worried, Temperamentsl, Self Conscious, Good-natured

    Low: Calm, even-tempered, comfortable, unemotional
  10. Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness
    - Conscious


  11. (Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness) Conscious
    -thoughts or motives that a person is currently aware or remembering.

  12. (Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness) Preconscious
    - thoughts or motives that can be easily brought to mind
  13. (Psychoanalytic theory: 3 levels of consciousness) Unconscious
    -Thoughts or motives that lie beyond a person's normal awareness. Biggest part of one's mind.
  14. 3 structures of personality


  15. (3 structures of personality) Id
    -pleasure principle. Its in the unconscious mind. Impulsive part of the brain
  16. (3 structures of personality) Ego
    -reality principle. Stops and weighs consequences.

    -redirects energy from the Id to make it look at reality.

    -its in the preconscious
  17. (3 structures of personality) Superego
    -morality principle

    -operates on morals and values

    -Hardest job, it redirects the ego and Id.

    -Some people never develop a super ego