Personality Psychology And Experimental Psychology Approaches

860 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Personality traits are predictors of people’s characteristics on how they think, feel and behave. There have been many personality studies where psychologist’s theories contribute to the understanding and conceptualizing human individual differences. They all have a common goal to build a structured model to describe and explain personality. Many trait-orientated psychologists agree with Eysenck’s theory known as the “Big Five Personality Traits”. This Five-Factor model of personality is one of the most widely used systems of traits. This model is known to be the most practical and applicable in personality psychology. The Five-Factor Model of Personality is defined of five traits, referred to as the "Big Five": Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience. These five traits are used to analyze a person personality. Eysenck suggested to integrate both personality psychology and experimental psychology approaches by; identifying the main dimensions of personality, devising means of measuring them, and then linking them with experimental, quantitative procedures (Ryckman, 2013). Eysenck’s defines personality as more or less stable and enduring organization of a person’s character, temperament, intellect, and physique, which determines his unique adjustment to the environment (Ryckman, 2013). That behavior involves an interaction between person’s personality and situational variables. The situation a person finds…

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