Personality - AS PE

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  • Personality - AS PE
    • Personality is the sum total of an individuals characteristics which make a human unique.
    • Trait Perspective
      • This suggests that personality is made from a range of different secondary traits from parental genes.
      • Maintains that all behaviour is innate and genetically programme.
      • Stable
      • Enduring and consistent in all situations
      • For example - an individual may have a natural inellation towards ambition, competition and aggression.
      • Drawbacks
        • Behaviour is not always predictable.
        • Influenced by the environment and other people have on the shaping of the personality.
      • Behaviour = Function of Personality.
      • 4 personality types
        • Extrovert
          • Affiliate well to offer people
          • Outgoing and social able
          • Become aroused more slowly than introvert.
          • Low sensitivity of the reticular activating systems.
        • Introvert
          • Tend to be shy and reserved
          • Prefer isolation from others
          • Become aroused more quickly than extroverts.
          • High sensitivity of the reticular activating systems.
        • Neurotic
          • Display extreme and unpredictable emotions in the form of mood swings.
          • Moods are unreliable
          • They experience high degrees of stress
          • Recovery from stress is slow
        • Stable
          • Display predictable emotions in appropriate situations
          • Moods are predicatable
          • Tends not to experience intense stress.
          • Recovery from stress is rapid.
    • Interactionist Approach
      • Based on the work of 'Hollander 1967'
      • Psychological core - most internal of the personality levels and is thought to be the true self.
      • Typical Responses - Are changeable and are learned behaviours. they can become modified as the person responds to environmental situations.
      • Role related behaviour - this is the most external of the personality levels.
      • Behaviour = Function of personality X Environment
    • Critically evaluating personality profiling. Proof, Evidence, Subjectivity, Invalidity, Modification, Reliability and Stereotyping.


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