9/8/09 1 Professor Robin Edelstein, Ph.D. Introduc/ons Meet your GSIs! Emily Leskinen Christina Oney Leah Kokinakis 9/8/09 2 How You Can Reach Me ??Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ??O?ce: 3255 East Hall ??O?ce hours: T 12?2pm ??Phone: (734) 764?0693 ??Mailbox: 3242 East Hall Course Readings ??Larsen, R. J., & Buss, D. M. (2008). Personality psychology: Domains of knowledge about human nature ??On reserve at Shapiro library ??Other editions available, but buy at your own risk! ??Reserve articles ??Available on CTools course website (?Resources?) Read assignments BEFORE corresponding lecture 9/8/09 3 Course Website (CTools) ??Lecture materials ??Outlines: posted by 12pm day of class ??Slides: posted after class ??Syllabus ??Reserve articles ??Study tools (practice tests, review sheets) ??Periodic announcements ??Chat room for students How is Your Grade Determined? 200 Total Points ??Three Exams: 40 points each (60% total) ??Section ??Attendance & participation: 20 points( 10%) ??Section assignments: 30 points (15%) ??Section quizzes: 30 points (15%) ??Extra Credit: up to 1/3 of a letter grade ??See syllabus for grade breakdown 9/8/09 4 Exams ??Three Midterms: Multiple Choice and Short Essay ??October 6 th ??November 3 rd ??December 8 th ??Final Exam ??December 16 th , 4?6pm Your Lowest Exam Score Will Be Dropped! No Make?Up Exams! Final is Optional IF You Take All Midterms! Extra Credit Op/ons Up to 7 points (total) possible 1.? Use a current event or other media source to illustrate a principle discussed in class 2.? Write multiple?choice questions for the exam ?? See syllabus for detailed instructions ?? Turn all extra credit into your GSI Deadline: December 10 th ?? No exceptions! 9/8/09 5 Norms of Mutual Respect Please refrain from? ??Arriving later than 2:10 ??If you must arrive late or leave early, use the back doors ??Packing up before 3:0o ??Sleeping, talking, or reading newspapers ??Text?messaging ??Receiving cell?phone calls ??Using laptops for anything but note?taking 9/8/09 6 Personality Psychology ??What makes us who we are? ??Why do people do the things they do? ??Personality psychology focuses mainly on internal, dispositional explanations ??Social psychology focuses mainly on external, situational explanations ??Clinical psychology focuses on extreme manifestations of personality What is Personality? 9/8/09 7 What is Personality? What is Personality? Every human being is, in certain respects 1.? Like all others (human nature) 2.? Like some others (individual and group di?erences) 3.? Like no others (individual uniqueness) Murray & Kluckhohn (1953) 9/8/09 8 What is Personality? The ways in which general "laws" of physiology, perception, memory, learning, motivation, and social in?uence?? which are assumed to apply universally to all people?? are integrated and expressed in individual persons, each of whom is unique Winter (1996) What is Personality? Consistencies in people?s thoughts, feelings, and behavior over time and across situations 9/8/09 9 What is Personality? Consistencies in people?s thoughts, feelings, and behavior over time and across situations Example: Extraversion Personality trait associated with high energy, sociability, ambi5on, op5mism What is Personality? Consistencies in people?s thoughts, feelings, and behavior over time and across situations 9/8/09 10 What is Personality? Consistencies in people?s thoughts, feelings, and behavior over time and across situations Debates in the Field ??Where do di?erences come from? ??Biology or experience? ??How much of personality is situation?speci?c? ??Person?situation debate ??What is the most informative level of analysis? ??Broad (e.g., traits) ? specific (e.g., life stories) ??Can personality change? ??When? How? 9/8/09 11 Personality in the Real World ?I am a narcissist? Personality in the Real World Scientifically Proven Compatibility Matching System ® Are you ready to experience real chemistry? Complete your free personality test and get your chemistry inspired matches, today. 9/8/09 12 Sec/on Mee/ngs Start This Week! Robin Stacey Edelstein Week 1 Introduction.pptx
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