Personal Adjustment Test 1: Chapter 2
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Refers to an individual's unique constellation of consistent behavioral traits.
Is a durable disposition to behave in a particular way in a variety of situations.
Correlations among many variables are analyzed to identify closely related clusters of variables.
Big Five-Factor Model of Personality
Extraversion, Neuroticism, Openness to experience, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness.
The primitive, instinctive component of personality that operates according to the pleasure principle.
The decision making component of personality according to the reality principle.
The moral component of personality that incorporates social standards about what represents right and wrong.
Consists of whatever one is aware of at a particular point in time.
Contains material just beneath the surface of awareness that can be easily retrieved.
Contains thoughts, memories, and desires that are well below the surface of conscious awareness but that nonetheless exert great influence on one's behavior.
Are largely unconscious reactions that protect a person from painful emotions such as anxiety and guilt.
Involves creating false but plausible excuses to justify unacceptable behavior.