22 terms


the unique and relatively stable ways in which people think, feel, and behave
valve judgement of a person's moral and ethincal behavior
the enduring characteristic with which each person is born. Forms the basis upon which one's personality is built
unconscious mind
where thoughts, feelings, memories, and other info are kept that are not easily or voluntarily brought into consciousness
unconscious mind
Freud believed that the _________ was the most important determining factor in human behavior and personality.
pleasure principle
the immediate satisfaction of needs without regard for consequences
part of personality out of a need to deal with reality. mostly conscious, rational, and logical
reality principle
the satisfaction of the demands of the id only when negative consequences will not result
awakening of sexual feelings
conflict phallic
latency stage
occurs during school years
carl jung
disagreed with freud about the nature of the unconscious mind. he believed the unconscious held more than personal fears, urges, and memories
collective unconscious
jung's name for the memories shared by all members of the human species
alfred adler
disagreed with freud about the importance of sexuality in developement
social cognitive learning theorists
theoriest who emphasize the importance of both the influences of other people's behavior and of a person's own expectations of learning
reciprocal determination
albert bandura's explanation of how the factors of environment, personal characteristics and behavior can interact to determin furute behavior
social learning theory
people are motivated to seek reinforcement and avoid punishment
SLT views personality as
locus of control
the tendency for people to assume that they either have control or do not have control over events and consequences in their lives
humanisitc perspective
focuses on those aspects of personality that make people human such as: subjective feelings and freedom of choice
humanistic perspective
created as an opposing viewpoint to psychodynamic theory and behaviorism
trait theories
theories that endeavor where a trait is consistent wa y of thinking, feeling, or behaving
trait theories
unconcerned with an explanation for personality development and changing personality