Use of a limited set of adjectives or adjective dimensions to describe and scale individuals.
For a trait approach to succeed, it should use...
A relatively small number of traits to account for a person's consistencies.
Where did the first systematic approach to analyzing traits arise?
This person set in motion an influential stream of work on traits when he employed the terms extroversion and introversion in a theory of personality.
A widely used instrument that attempts to measure introversion and extroversion and several other subclassifications as defined by Carl Jung.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Subclassification of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator that reflects whether a person is more prone to realism or imagination.
Subclassification of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator that reflects whether a person is logical and objective or personal and subjective.
Subclassification of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator that reflects whether a person is oriented toward evaluating or perceiving things.
Some of the major steps towards using statistical approaches to try to simplify and objectify the structure of personality were made by...
This Cattell-used technique reduced many different traits to 16 different trait clusters.
What three types of data did Cattell use?
Q, T, and L-Data
The term used by R.B. Cattell to describe data gathered from self-reports and questionnaires.
The term used by R.B. Cattell to describe data from placing a person in a controlled test situation and noting or rating responses.
Term used by Cattell to describe data gathered about a person's life from school records or similar sources.
According to Gordon Allport, a generalized neuropsychic structure or core tendency that underlies behavior across time and situations.
This person studies American against Negroes and Jews ata time when it was not fashionable to do so.
The term used by Allport to describe organizing structures that people in a population share.
A term used by Allport to describe the idea that in adulthood many motives and tendencies become independent of their origins in childhood and that finding out where such tendencies originated is, therefore, not important.
Allport's term for the core of personality that defines who one is; Allport believed that this has a biological counterpart.
Allport's concept that many behaviors of individuals are similar in their meaning because the individuals tend to view many situations and stimuli the same way.
Methods that take into account each person's uniqueness, through things such as Q-sorts and diaries.
Allport's term for describing personal dispositions in terms of a person's unique goals, motives or styles.
Term used by Allport to describe a trait that is peculiar to an individual.
Term used by Allport to describe personal dispositions that exert an overwhelming influence on behavior.
Term used by Allport to describe the several personal dispositions around which personality is organized.
What are the big five trait approaches to personality?