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