8 Aspects of Personality GenOvrVw

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General description of 8 key aspects.

Psychoanalytic

Attention to unconcious influences; importance of sexual drives even in nonsexual spheres. Freud, unconcious, id, ego, superego

Neo-Analytic/Ego

Emphasis on the self as it struggles to cope with emotions and drives on the inside and the demands of others on the outside. Adler, focus on the "self"

Biological

Focuses on tendencies and limits imposed by biological inheritance; can be easily combined with most other approaches. Darwin,

Behaviorist

Can force a more scientific anaylis of the learning experiences that shape personality. B. F. Skinner understood the tremendous influence other ppl have in our lives.

Cognitive

Captures active nature of human thought; uses modern knowledge from cognitive psychology

Trait

Good individual assessment techniques. Gordon Alport,

Humanistic/Existential

Appreciates the spiritual nature of a person; emphasizes struggles for self-fullfillment and dignity. Carl Rogers, Focus on freedom and self-fulfillment. What makes humans uniquely humans? What makes ppl happy and fulfilled?

interactionist

Understands that we are different selves in different situations. Most modern approach.

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