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Personality

An individuals characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling and acting

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Freuds psychoanalytical theory

Said that children's sexuality and unconscious motivations influence personality

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Humanistic approach

Focused on our inner capacities for growth and self fulfillment. They focus on healthy potential growth

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Trait theories

Examine characteristic patterns of behaviour

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Social cognitive theories

Explore the interactions between people's traits and their social context

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Psychodynamic theories

View personality with a focus on the unconscious and the importance of childhood experiences

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Psychoanalysis

Freuds theory of personality that attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts ; the techniques used in treating psychological disorders by seeking to expose and interpret unconscious tensions

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Unconscious

According to Freud, a reservoir of mostly unacceptable thoughts, wishes, feelings and memories. According to contemporary psychologists, info processing of which we are unaware