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An individual's characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting.
Trait Perspective
Individual's unique constellation of durable dispositions and consistent ways of behaving (traits) constitutes his or her personality.
Personality Inventory
A questionaire (often w/ T or F or agree or disagree items) on which people respond to items designed to gauge a wide range of feelings and behaviors, used to assess selected personality traits.
O - openness
C - conscientiousness
E - extraversion
A - Agreeableness
N - Neuroticism
Social Cognitive Perspective
Views behavior as influenced by the interaction between persons (& their thinking) and their social context.
Reciprocal determinism
the interacting influences between personality and environmenr factors.
Personal Control
(Sense) whether we (believe) control the environment or the environment controls us
External locus of control
Refers to the perception that chance or outside forces beyond one's personal control determine one's fate
Internal locus of control
The perception that one control's one's own fate.
Attributional Style
Attributes A to B then A causes B