Personality

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: bklxox
  • Created on: 31-05-15 22:20
Personality ?
The thoughts feelings and behaviours that make an individual unique
1 of 25
Temperament ?
The gentetic component of personality
2 of 25
Longitudinal study
A study carried out to show how behaviour changes over time
3 of 25
Temperament study
'Easy', 'difficult' and 'slow to warm up '
4 of 25
Monozygotic twins
Developed from one egg
5 of 25
Dizygotic twins
Developed from 2 separate fertilised eggs
6 of 25
Eysecks theory
3 types of personality - extroverts introvert and neurotics
7 of 25
Personality scales
Ways of measuring personality using yes or no questions
8 of 25
What features does a psychoticism have ?
Hostile, aggressive, cruel, insensitive and lack in feelings
9 of 25
Stable extrovert
Someone who is sociable, outgoing, talkative and carefree
10 of 25
Unstable extrovert
Someone who is touchy, restless, aggressive, excitable
11 of 25
Stable introvert
Someone who is calm, controlled, peaceful and careful
12 of 25
Unstable introvert
Someone who is moody, anxious,quiet, unsociable
13 of 25
APD
A condition in which someone doesn't use socially acceptable behaviour and doesn't consider the rights of others
14 of 25
Characteristics of someone with APD
Not following the laws do society, lying, conning others, aggressive,involved in fights, careless about own our others safety, irresponsible
15 of 25
Biological causes of APD
Amygdala, prefrontal cortex, grey matter
16 of 25
Amygdala
Involved in emotion - people with APD may be affected by this because they don't learn to avoid behaviour that harms others
17 of 25
Prefrontal cortex
Involved in social and moral behaviour and controls aggression
18 of 25
Grey matter
Outer layer of the brain involved in controlling muscles, emotion and senses like hearing memory and speech .
19 of 25
People with APD have a reduction in ...
Grey matter so they are less likely to behave morally
20 of 25
APD Study
MRI scans on 21 men with APD and 34 healthy men
21 of 25
Evaluate APD study
Supports biological theory of APD, only studied males so can't generalise to females, participants were volenteers so may not have had APD
22 of 25
Situational causes of APD
Low income so poor housing, poor parenting, low achievement in education
23 of 25
Situational cause of APD study
Longitudinal study on 411 males - 41% males convicted crime between age of 10- 50
24 of 25
Practice implications of APD
Can't decide on cause, difficult to treat, biological cause so can't be prevented, reducing childhood problems should reduce APD
25 of 25

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Temperament ?

Back

The gentetic component of personality

Card 3

Front

Longitudinal study

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Temperament study

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

Monozygotic twins

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Development of personality resources »