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Learnt behavior, Trait theory, Dynamic Personality

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1. In a single Socratic Response, describe the stable or steady state behaviors associated with personality. Include in your response what you think the biological and psychological basis for behavior these behaviors might be. Do you think you are born with your personality, or do personalities develop over time? What do you think has influenced your personality? To what extent is personality a result of nature or nurture? Can you change your personality?

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1. In a single Socratic Response, describe the stable or steady state behaviors associated with personality.
According to the Traits theory of human behavior, personalities can be categorized as stable or unstable. When a persona displays her characteristic behavior, with consistency, distinctiveness from others' behaviors, she is said to have traits which govern her personality and the way she behaves.
2. Include in your response what you think the biological and psychological basis for these behaviors might be.
Biological basis of behavior is our genetic endowment - our genes. But, as research has shown, inheriting genes do not mean that we will only behave as ...

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Personality Theory Activity

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Personality Theory Activity

1. What are some comparisons and contrasts between learning theory, trait theory and psychodynamic theory?

2. Please match the following theories to the related definitions below.

__Psychodynamic Theory
__Trait Theory
__Learning Theory
__Sociocultural
__Humanistic Theory

a. Individualism versus collectivism

b. Popular theorist Eysenck initiated the five-factor model.

c. The healthy personality is found in balancing the social self with the individual self.

d, Genetics determine the traits for a healthy personality, but how those traits are expressed are influenced by learning experiences, development of skills, and the ability to choose our own actions.

e. Popular theorists include Maslow and Rogers.

f. Popular theorists include Freud, Jung, and Erikson.

g. Social and cultural factors such as ethnicity, gender, culture, discrimination, and socioeconomic status influence one's sense of self and his or her adjustment to society.

h. Taken from the European philosophy of Existentialism

i. Focus on the individuals' capacity to build knowledge and adapt to the environments around them. Includes behaviorism and social-cognitive theory.

j. Personality is characterized by a struggle between different elements within an individual's personality. Behavior, thoughts, and emotions are the result of this inner struggle.

k. Consists of five major personality factors which are reasonably stable elements of personality. These factors include extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.

l. Popular theorists include Pavlov and Skinner.

m. Idea of the healthy personality is the ability to love and work.

n. A healthy personality means knowing one's self, making authentic choices which are consistent with goals, and the capability of making real changes in their lives.

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