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AGGREGATION
The process of combining a variable acreoss several measurements
Diathesis-stress model
Theory holding that a vulnerablility pluse stress creates problems in behavior
Extravert
A person who prefers social and ourtgoing activities
Factor analysis
A statistical procedure used to find basic dimensions underlying a set of measures.
Factor Loading
A correlation between a single measure and the facctor to which it is being related.
Idiographic
Pertaining to an approach that focuses on an individual person's uniqueness.
Interactionism
The idea that situatuions and personality interact to determine behavior.
Interpersonal circle
Personality patterns deriving from varying levels of dominance and love.
Introvert
A person who prefers solitary activities.
Lexical criterion
An index of the importantce of a trait from the number of words that refer to it.
Personality coeefficient
A stereotypic correlation between personality and behavior of about .30
Second order factor
A factor that emerges from a factor analysis performed on a set of previously found factors.
Situationism
The idea that situations are the primary determinants of behavior
Traits
The dimensions of personality on which peple vary.
Types
Distinct and discontinuous categories of persons.
Apperception
The projecting of a motive as imagery onto an ambiguous external stimulus.