TB7 SPA Lecture 2; The Trait Approach to Personality

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1. What were Goldberg et al's 5 features of personality (Trait descriptors)

  • Psychoticism, neuroticism, narcissism, extraversion, machiavellianism
  • Love, work, affect, power, intellect
  • Openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism
  • Openness, extraversion, love, work, power
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2. What was associated with social media photos of substance abuse in a study by Stoughton et al 2013?

  • Low agreeableness
  • High extraversion
  • High extraversion, low neuroticism
  • Low neuroticism, high conscientiousness

3. What do Cattells 'Environmental mold' traits refer to?

  • Genetic traits (common)
  • Experience (common)
  • Environmental traits (uncommon)
  • Genetic traits (uncommon)

4. What makes the trait approach different from the type approach?

  • None of the above
  • Traits are stable and types are in flux
  • Traits lie on a continuum whilst types are discrete categories
  • The Trait approach is theoretically more plausible than the type approach

5. What are the levels in Eysencks Hierarchical model?

  • Surface level (e.g sociable), Primary response (e.g talking to people), Secondary response (e.g positive body language)
  • Trait level (e.g sociable), Habitual response (e.g talking to people), Specific response (e.g positive body language)
  • Specific response (e.g positive body language), Trait level (e.g sociable), Habitual response (e.g talking to people)
  • Surface level (e.g sociable), Primary response (e.g talking to people), Cardinal response (e.g positive body language)

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