Personality and the Self

Science of personality
Characteristic patters of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud’s treatment approach based on his psychodynamic theory

Rationalization
Rima has decided to eliminate all sweets from her diet. Someone offers her chocolate and she says “well maybe just this time”

Psycho-sexual Stages
Stages of Freud’s theory of the developing personality

Latency Stage
Emma wants to know the “rules” for everything

Resolution of the Oedipus Complex.
Identification with the same-sex parent

Pursuing a dissertation research topic reflecting a contribution of Alfred Adler
Alexis, who is researching the effects of birth order on professional and financial success.

Contribution of Carl Jung to Psychodynamic thought
The collective unconscious mind

Karen Horney rejected Freud’s ideas to concentrate on aspects of the culture that contributed to…
Women’s feelings of inferiority

Abraham Maslow
He was primarily interested in human motivation

Each of the Big Five traits consists of
A series of stages.

Theory of personality that features cognition and learning,
Behaviorism

Self Efficacy
Todd, who believes that he can handle challenging situations and obtain future rewards

The twin study method
Most efforts to study the effects of genetics on personality use

Neuroticism
Personality trait that has not yet been correlated with a structure of the brain

Validity and Reliability
two basic requirements of a good test

One of the most famous projective tests is the Rorschach Inkblot Test which is
More widely used than the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory