Development of personality key terms

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Personality
The thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make an individual unique
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Temperament
The inherited aspects of personality.
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Monozygotic Twins
Twins that are developed from one fertilised egg
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Dizygotic Twins
Twins that are developed from separately fertilised eggs.
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Type Theory
Personality types are thought to be inherited. They can be described using related traits.
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Extroversion
A personality type that describes people who look to the outside world for entertainment.
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Introversion
A personality type that describes people who are content with their own company.
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Neuroticism
A personality type that describes people who are highly emotional and show a quick, intense reaction to fear.
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Personality Scales
Ways of measuring personality (usually with yes/no questions)
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Psychoticism
A third dimension that was identified by Eysenk. People that score high on this dimension are hostile, aggressive, insensitive and cruel.
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Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD)
A condition in which the individual doesn't use socially acceptable behaviour or consider the rights of others.
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Amygdala
Part of the brain that's involved with emotion
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Prefrontal Cortex
The front of the brain. Its involved in social and moral behaviour and controls aggression.
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Longitudinal Study
A study that's carried out to see how behaviour changes over time
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Socioeconomic Factors
Social and financial issues that can affect an individual.
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The inherited aspects of personality.

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Twins that are developed from one fertilised egg

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Twins that are developed from separately fertilised eggs.

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Personality types are thought to be inherited. They can be described using related traits.

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