Exam 3 p4

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Exam 3 p4
2014-03-31 02:11:58

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  1. Personality
    An individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting.
  2. Freud
    • Our unconscious motivations influence our personality
    • We can access the unconscious by projection tests, free association, dream analysis and hypnosis
  3. Psychodynamic theory
    View personality with a focus on the unconscious and the importance of childhood experiences.
  4. Psychoanalysis
    • Freud theory of personality that attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts
    • The techniques used in treating psychological disorders by seeking to expose and interpret unconscious tensions
    • Technique used to explore unconscious "tensions"
  5. unconscious
    thoughts and feelings of which we are unaware
  6. Free association
    a method of exploring the unconscious in which the person relaxes and says whatever comes to mind, no matter how trivial or embarrasing
  7. Projective tests
    a personality test Rorschach that provides ambiguous stimuli designed to trigger projection of one's inner dynamics
  8. Humanistic theories
    view personality with a focus on the potential for healthy personal growth.
  9. Trait
    A characteristic pattern of behavior or a disposition to feel and act, as assessed by self-report inventories and peer reports
  10. Personality inventory
    A questionnaire (often with true-false or agree-disagree items) on which people respond to items designed to gauge a wide range of feelings and behaviors; used to assess selected personality traits.
  11. Big Five CANOE
    Conscientiousness (organized), agreeableness (ruthless), neuroticism (emotional stability vs. instability), openness (practical vs. imaginative), extroversion (reserved, sociable.
  12. Social-cognitive theory
    views behavior as influenced by the interaction between people's traits (thinking) and their social context