My mind, my thoughts, my words

The wired Princessin’s bubble bursts – a communicative fairy tale

This video was created for a multimedia assignment in a Creative Writing paper. Thanks for playing the guitar, Nicholas! Thanks to Nastassja and Goldie for ‘proof-watching’ it (so if there … Continue reading

18/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Social Cognitive Theory (for Personality) (P8)

Bandura wanted to focus on thinking (cognition) and self processes (people are given control and personal agency: their goals, self-evaluation, self-efficacy). The theory should have useful applications in therapy. Mischel … Continue reading

17/04/2013 · 1 Comment

Behavioural Approach (to Personality) (P7)

Behaviour is a function of and determined by the environment, learning and current conditions; personality is the collective term. Weather is to climate like behaviour is to personality. The structural (most … Continue reading

17/04/2013 · 1 Comment

Evolutionary Perspective (on Personality) (P6)

Genetics Evolutionists think that genetics are the key to everything. Personality aspects are the result of evolution by selection – they exist and endured because they are adaptive to survival … Continue reading

17/04/2013 · 1 Comment

Applications of Trait Theory (P5)

The big 5 may be related to certain outcomes O: artistic C: job performance E: leadership A: social interests N: criminal behaviour Academic Performance O: correlates with IQ .2 to … Continue reading

16/04/2013 · 2 Comments

Biological Foundations of Personality Traits (Genes, Physiology, Evolution) (P4)

Two obsessions seem to be going around: BRAIN obsession: e.g. Phineas Gage’s personality changed dramatically after his brain was damaged, and Franz Gall allocated aspects of personality (emotional and behavioural) … Continue reading

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Does personality change as we age? (P3)

First, there are different approaches of studying ‘temperament’ in children: 1) Behavioural Approach Thomas and Chen proposed that children differ in 9 ways (activity, rhythm, withdrawal, adaptability, responsiveness, raction, mood, … Continue reading

16/04/2013 · 1 Comment