Development of Personality

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What is personality?
The thoughts feeling and behaviours that make us unique.
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What is temperament?
The genetic component of personality.
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What is extraversion?
A personality type that describes people who look to the outside world for entertainment.
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What is introversion?
A personality type that describes people who are content with their own company.
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What is neuroticism
A personality type that describes people who are highly emotional and show a quick, intense reaction to fear.
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What is Eysenck's type theory?
Eysenck believed that there are different personality types. The types he identified were extraversion, introversion and neuroticism. Each of these types had their own traits.
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What is a personality scale?
Ways of measuring personality using yes/no questions.
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Describe Eysencks Personality Inventory (EPI)
This scale is used to measure extroversion-introversion and neuroticism-stability. Yes/no questions. The two dimensions are not related so a person can be identified as any combination of the above four.
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Describe Eysencks Personality Questionnaire (EPQ)
This scale is used to measure extroversion, introversion and neuroticism as well as psychoticism. The dimensions are not linked so the individual gets a score for extroversion, neuroticism and psychoticism.
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What is Antisocial-Personality Disorder (APD)?
APD is a condition in which the individual does not use socially acceptable behaviours or considers the rights of others.
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What are the characteristics of APD?
1)Not following the norms and laws of society. 2)Being deceitful by lying, conning others and using aliases. 3)Being impulsive and not planning ahead.
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Describe the biological cause of APD
The amygdala is smaller; the amygdala is where fear, memory and emotion is stored. And the grey matter in the prefrontal cortex is smaller; this is where guilt, social and moral behaviour and thinking of concequeses takes place.
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Describe the situational causes of APD
1)Socioeconomic factor such as low family income and poor housing. 2) poor upbringing/parenting. 3)Poor education/leaving school at an early age
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What are the implications of research into APD
1)if APD has a biological cause it cannot be prevented 2)If APD has a situational cause then reducing childhood problems should lower the risk of APD 3)If APD has a biological cause can criminals with APD be convinced, even if its not their fault
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What is temperament?

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The genetic component of personality.

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What is extraversion?

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What is introversion?

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