MGS FINAL ch. 9

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MGS FINAL ch. 9
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  1. Personality
    refers to the structures and propensities inside people that explain their characteristic patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior.
  2. Traits
    defined as recurring regularities or trends in people's responses to their environment.
  3. Cultural values
    defined as shared belies about desirable end states or modes of conduct in a given culture.
  4. Conscientiousness
    One of the big five, reflects traits like being dependable, organized, reliable, ambitious, hard-working, and persevering.
  5. Agreeableness
    One of the big five, reflects traits like being kind, cooperative, sympathetic, helpful, courteous, and warm.
  6. The Big Five Taxonomy
    conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness to experience, and extroversion.
  7. Neuroticism
    One of the big five, reflects traits like being nervous, moody, emotional, insecure, jealous, and unstable.
  8. Openness to experience
    One of the big five reflects traits like being curious, imaginative, creative, complex, refined, and sophisticated.
  9. Extraversion
    One of the big five, reflects traits like being talkative, sociable, passionate, assertive, bold, and dominant.
  10. Accomplishment striving
    reflects a strong desire to accomplish task-related goals as a means of expressing personality.
  11. communion striving
    reflects a strong desire to obtain acceptance in personal relationships as a means of expressing personality.
  12. Zero acquaintance situations
    Situations in which two people have only just met.
  13. Status striving
    reflects a strong desire to obtain power and influence within a social structure as a means of expressing personality.
  14. Positive affectivity
    a dispositional tendency to experience pleasant, engaging moods such as enthusiasm, excitement, and elation.
  15. Negative affectivity
    a dispositional tendency to experience unpleasant moods such as hostility, nervousness, and annoyance.
  16. Differential exposure
    ...to stressors, meaning that neurotic people are more likely to appraise day-to-day situations as stressful.
  17. Differential reactivity
    to stressors, meaning that neurotic people are less likely to believe they can cope with the stressors that they experience.
  18. Locus of control
    reflects whether people attribute the causes of events to themselves or to the external environment.
  19. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
    this instrument was originally created to test a theory of psychological types advanced by noted psychologist Carl Jung.
  20. Interests
    expressions of personality that influence behavior through preferences for certain environments and activities.

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