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Personality Theories and Theorists

Questions:

1. A theory that defines behavioral attributes as a relatively stable predisposition to behave in a certain way is called_________________ theory.

2. The goal of trait theorists is to describe a single set of trait dimensions that can describe all ______________.

3. Raymond Cattell's goal was to develop a system by which an infinite number of different personality types could be described by a finite set of traits. Cattell's theory that included source traits and surface traits was called Cattell's_____________ ________theory.

4. Hans Eysenck was a German born British psychologist who believed that differences among people in the basic traits depicted by his theory are determined by genetic or ______________ physiological characteristics of the nervous system.

5. Han's Eysenck extended psychological research so that it also included the study of
___________________ ______________ and antisocial behaviors such as_______________________ _________________ disorder.

6. Hans Eysenck divided personalities into four domains, stable and unstable, introverted and ________________.

7. Fred Gage at Salk Institute was a neuroscientist that discovered two processes that take place in the brain known as ____________________and____________________.

8. John Bowlby was a researcher that was concerned about what would happen to children if they failed to form a nurturing bond with their caretakers. This theory is referred to as_________________ theory.

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sex drive
attachment
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psychotherapy
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unconscious mind
neuroscientists
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reaction formation
Rorschach
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statistical procedures
individual psychology
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abnormal psychology
neurogenesis
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Thematic Apperception
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superiority complex
trait
cognitive-social learning
16-Dimensional

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