Flashcards in Pesonality Vocab Deck (41):
Individuals unique thinking, feeling, and acting pattern.
Every persons finger print is different
Technique for therapy that exposes and interprets underlying conflicts and motives for doing something by Freud.
Going deeper like looking at an x ray instead of looking at the skin
A view of personality sort of like Freud's but does not see childhood conflicts as part of personality development.
Previous car crashes do not affect how the car is currently
Where the patient says whatever comes to mind
Like free writing
Consists of thoughts and memories not originally known
Like the bottom of an iceberg under water
A reserved region of the mind that holds unacceptable thoughts, wishes, feelings, and memories
The very bottom of the iceberg under the water
Operates on the pleasure principle and is unconscious, psychic energy and strives to satisfy drives.
I want it and I want it now!
Internalized ideals and standards.
What we should do, not what we'd like to do
Between the superego and the id and decides which is better. Reality principle
The mediator in an argument or judge.
Used by the ego to distort reality.
Reassuring that doing this one thing won't be that bad
Pleasure speaking focus on different parts of the body
Unable to compensate for normal inferiority feelings
Feeling bad about yourself all the time
Shared, inherited reservoir of memory traces from our ancestors
Stories, myths, art
Provide insight to test takers unconscious motives
Why you are doing something
Thematic apperception test
Images are shown that are ambiguous.
Asking people what is the prettiest color?
Rorschach inkblot test
Test of what a person sees in each of ten inkblots to discover their feelings.
Seeing a gun instead of what most people see as something else could mean aggression
Focuses on fulfilled individuals who want to help everyone reach their potential.
People who want to tutor or be a psychologist, or help people in need
The motivation to fulfill ones potential
Wanting to make all a's and succeed in life
Unconditional positive regard
Total acceptance towards another person
Not caring about their disease or race but accepting them for who they are
All thoughts and feelings about ourselves in answer to quest who am I?
If we think of ourselves as smart, or a failure
Founder of psychoanalysis
Social tension is more important than sexual tension in development in personality
Having friends is more important
Freudian who believed that humans share a collective unconscious
Shared memory from ancestors
Found psychoanalysis negatively biased towards women and cultural variables are the foundation of personality development.
Culture is more important
Hierarchy of needs and self actualization as ultimate psychological need
Need to know who we are is the most important thing
Importance of acceptance, genuiness, and empathy in human growth
Characteristic patterns of behaviour.
Mean, kind, gentle, smooth
Social cognitive perspective
Understanding personality involves considering situation and thoughts before, during, and after and event.
Being happy one moment, and being depressed the next
Question ares that asses a wide range of feelings and behaviours.
True or false or agree or disagree quizzes
The extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to test.
If the test is effective or not
How consistent a test is
Always being on time
Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory
Originally to identify emotional disorders
Developed social cognitive perspective.
How you feel affects the situations
The mutual influences between personality and environmental influences
Being mad because of personality and getting F
External locus of control
Chance or forces beyond control influence fate
Rolling snake eyes in game
Internal locus of control
You control your own fate
Not rolling the dice the right way
Hopelessness learned when unable to avoid repeated bad events
Flood, the tornado, then hunger, then poverty, then fire
Researched helplessness then turned to optimism
Focuses on study of optimal human functioning
Having the best environment and chances
Researched idea that individual personalities are unique