TB7 SPA Lecture 2; The Trait Approach to Personality

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1. What do Cattells 'Constitutional traits' refer to?

  • Genetic traits (uncommon)
  • Genetic traits (common)
  • Experience (common)
  • Environmental traits (uncommon)
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2. Which of these is NOT an issue with the trait approach?

  • Number of factors (cognitive limitations)
  • Theory driven
  • Data driven
  • Labelling of factors (researcher bias)

3. What characterises an EMIC approach?

  • Child personality questionnaires
  • Personality terms found in native language
  • Translated personality questionnaires
  • Projective and implicit tests

4. What were the 3 main personality types or 'Super traits' proposed by Eysenck (and measured by eysenck personality questionnaire EPQ)?

  • Machiavellianism, Psychoticism, Narcissism
  • Extraversion, Neuroticism, Psychoticism
  • Extraversion, Narcissism, Psychoticism
  • Extraversion, Openness, Narcissism

5. What did female faces correlate with in research by Penton-Voak et al (2006)?

  • Extraversion, neuroticism, openness
  • Conscientiousness and openness
  • Only extraversion
  • Only neuroticism


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