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AP Psychology, Period 4
30 March 2018
In order to figure out our personalities and who we are as an individual, we use
personality theories, such as psychodynamic and psychoanalytic, humanistic, trait,
social-cognitive, and positive psychology, to determine it. Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic
puts emphasis on our childhood memories and how our unconscious mind functions. Humanistic
theories focus on the potential for healthy personal growth. Trait theories is a characteristic
pattern of behavior or a disposition to feel and act, as assessed by self-report inventories and peer
reports. Social-cognitive views behavior as influenced by the
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-Personality Inventory-Revised tests are discussed. A majority of research indicates that the NEO-Personality Inventory-Revised test is most applicable to the clinical field of applied psychology and the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator is most applicable to the workplace and industry field. These findings suggest that the NEO-Personality Inventory-Revised test is more useful as a measurement of personality in the psychological field.
How useful are personality tests for personality measurement?
Individuals differ in both their outward exterior attributes and their internal psychological attributes, including their behaviour and thoughts. These internal attributes form an individual’s personality
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individual differences in general concern for social harmony, with agreeable individuals generally being considerate, kind, generous, trusting and helpful. Contrariwise, disagreeable individuals display a higher level of self-interest and a lower level of concern and socialisation with others. Neuroticism, often referred to as emotional instability, is where individuals experience negative emotions, including, anger, anxiety or depression.
A person’s personality trait can define who they are. Some can tell these traits by the way a person reacts to certain situations, personal or on the job. A person develop traits from the way they were raised and the environment that surrounded them
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Analysis of the article “Sociocultural Considerations in the Assessment of
The critical thinking article titled “Sociocultural Considerations in the Assessment of Personality
Disorders” discusses an issue pertinent to our society today, which I have also experienced personally.
The article talks about how cultural norms of individual people should be considered when determining
whether or not certain behaviours are abnormal. This becomes very important when differences between
cultures are brought up. Some major contrast seen between society is the focus on collectivism or
individualism. What is seen as normal in one society, such as being assertive in the United
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and to deal with maladaptive thoughts and behaviors.ReferencesComer, Ronald J. (2008). Fundamentals of abnormal psychology. (5th Edition). New York; Worth.Davidson, Kate, Norrie, John, Tyrer, Peter, Gumley, Andrew, et al (2006). The effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder: Results from the borderline personality disorder study of cognitive therapy (BOSCOT) trial. Journal of Psychiatric Disorders. New York: Oct. 2006. Vol. 20, Iss. 5, Pg. 450, 16 pgs.Dewan, Mantosh J., Steenbarger, Brett N., Greenberg, Roger P. (2004).The art and science of brief psychotherapies, a practitioner's guide. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing.Linehan, Marsh M
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, 2010). People change over time and their behaviors do as well in different situations. “The introvert at one period in life turns out to be an extravert in later life” (Cervone & Pervin, 2010, p. 8).
While some introverts in certain social situations become extrovert in other situations (Cervone & Pervin, 2010). A personality psychologist’s job is to distinguish and explain patterns of an individual’s psychological functioning, and the observed patterns that stick out overtime and during certain situations (Cervone & Pervin, 2010). Distinctive is when personality psychology focus on the psychological factors that separates individual’s from one another (Cervone & Pervin, 2010). For example
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Five personality traits and decision-making under pressure. Personality and Individual Difference, 74, 22-28.
De Raad, B., Barelds, D. P., Levert, E., Ostendorf, F., Mlačić, B., Blas, L. D., Hrebickova, M., Szirmak, Z., Szarota, P., Perugini, M., Church, A. T. & Katigbak, M. S (2010). Only three factors of personality description are fully replicable across languages: a comparison of 14 trait taxonomies. Journal of personality and social psychology, 98(1), 160.
Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Furnham, A. (2003). Personality predicts academic performance: Evidence from two longitudinal university samples. Journal of research in personality, 37(4), 319-338.
Costa, P. T., & McCrae, R. R. (1992). Four
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chemical reaction triggered by exposure to blue light for several days. The relation between blue light and jaundice is beginning to be well understood scientifically. The research has shown that there is direct correlation between color and personality. In planning the next painting of ones house they should take this data into account.References:http://www.weprintcolor.com/moodofcolour.htm http://library.thinkquest.org/50065/psych/theories.html http://www.cs.brown.edu/courses/cs092/VA10/HTML/ColorModels.html http://members.fortunecity.com/decomaniac/coloreffects.html http://www.shibuya.com/garden/colorpsycho.html Kaiser, Susan, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF CLOTHING : SYMBOLIC APPEARANCES IN CONTEXT, 1989 Burlington Press, New York.
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Me, Myself, & IOften in life, we come to a point in which we scrutinize the strengths and abilities of other individuals, only to speculate what our strengths and abilities are. When it comes down to it, we all are unique, hence we too have strengths and abilities that others visualize and cherish. I believe my three strongest strengths and or abilities are being very motivated, good at soccer, and being a good listener.First, being a very motivated individual is strength of mine that I cherish the most. I can still remember pulling all "nighters" during high school for my anatomy/physiology tests and reading ahead every chapter in biology before we started it, only to be rewarded with
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Does Freud’s Theory or Trait Approach best explain personality?
Personality is commonly thought to be characteristics that reflects an individual’s attitude and
behaviour. This gives a brief overview of some of the issues that are touched upon regarding
personality from empirical psychological research. One definition of personality is ‘a particular
pattern of behaviour and thinking that prevails across time and situations and differentiates one
person from another.’ Freud, one of the most prominent figures of twentieth century psychology,
was the first to claim that behaviours were irrational and were largely due to the machination of the
unconscious. Psychodynamic was the term coined for
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Akhtar, S., Byrne, J., & Doghramhi, K. (1986). The Demographic profile of Borderline
Personality Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47, 196-198.
American Psychiatric Association. (1987). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental
disorders: DSM-3. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental
disorders: DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.
Banzhaf, A., Ritter, K., Merkl, A., Schulte-Herbrüggen, O., Lammers, C., & Roepke, S. (2012).
Gender Differences in a Clinical Sample of Patients with Borderline Personality
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Dylan Farrow General Psychology 1
In this paper I would like to describe this “big 5 project personality test” and how it made me feel or react in some way. This test was a good one because it had so many different varieties of questions it has to ask you it really does make you think about a lot of stuff. Like how well of a person you truly are or rather if you’re the kind of person who is not caring or which and it really had me going, more of actually thinking rather than just answer a simple question about my own self.
As it showed the first categories of closed minded and open to new experiences. It showed me as a closed minded person. Now that ive done the test and ive
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People and Organisations
(i) Critically discuss the ways in which the personality of a leader might affect employee turnover
An effective leader is a firm’s visionary; they are clear as to what the direction of the organisation is and can devise strategies in order to push it to survive and grow. It is therefore vital that a leader is able to motivate the employees around them, as they are fundamentally the roots to any firm’s success.
“A leader is a person who sees something that needs to be done, knows that they can help make it happens
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, maybe it was just the sixties, or maybe she was just a girl? interrupted!Works CitedBorderline Syndrome: A personality Disorder of Our Time, Oliver Tree Production, Inc. 1989.Comer, R.J., Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology: 3rd ed. New York, Worth Publishers and W.H. Freeman, 2002.Kreger and Maskon, From Stop Waling on Eggshells, New Harbinger, 1998.Livesley, John, Handbook of Personality Disorders, Guilford Press, 2001.
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Prof. Chris Christiansen
Personality is the mixture of qualities and characteristics that shape us as who we are. Every human being has a certain personality, which makes them unique. According to the personality test, I have a defender personality. The Defender personality has characteristics such as supportive, patient, observant, hard-working, organized and responsible. Most of my actions in life reflect all these qualities. Being supportive can be titled as one of the greatest characteristics one can have. It makes a person capable of working on a team. It gives them the intensity to share their knowledge and experience with
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and assets. A leader should not expect each person on the team to excel in every area instead focus on motivating the team to be their best selves. I feel it is a duty of the leader to create a diverse group of people who balance and complement one another in every phase. So it’s the duty of the leader to create an environment which is oriented to trust, open to communication, creative thinking, and cohesive teamwork.
Who is the best leader that you know and what makes him/her so effective? Do you possess any of these qualities?
The best leader I know would undoubtedly be Steve Jobs, he’s a great personality and his life is a great example for many budding entrepreneurs.
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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Terra State Community College
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a mental disorder that involves obsessions with perfection, organization, and rules that can lead to behaviors that impair their daily life. Categorized as a “Cluster C” personality disorder, patients experience high levels of anxiety with these obsessions while feeling that their way of thinking is beneficial and necessary (“Personality Disorders,” 2016). They are often happy with how they are and deny that they need treatment while their behaviors cause them to be easily stressed and
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American History Name: __________________________
Reading – The Voyage of the St. Louis Bell: _______
The Voyage of the St. Louis
Many Holocaust survivors consider the night of November 9-10, 1938, the night of Kristallnacht, to be the true beginning of the Holocaust. Kristallnacht was a rampage led by Nazi SA brown shirts and their supporters that destroyed nearly 7,000 Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues in Germany. Nazis arrested 30,000 people in Germany and killed 91 German Jews. Anti-Semitism in Germany had been prevalent for the first five years of Nazi rule, from 1933-1938. While living under religious persecution was not how any Jewish citizen of Germany wanted to
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Running head: BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: A GROWING CONCERN 1
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: A GROWING CONCERN 10
Borderline Personality Disorder: A Growing Concern
The University of Central Oklahoma
Ever since borderline personality disorder (BPD) was added to the DSM-III in 1980, a great deal of research and studies have emerged on this illness. BPD is a mental illness that tends to mimic other traits of mental illnesses, such as narcissistic, anti-social, and bipolar personality disorders. John Gunderson, who is a professor of psychiatry, published a book in 1975 to help further research and diagnose BPD patients. Gunderson and one of his colleagues