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focuses on identifying the unique configuration of characteristics and life history experiences within a person
Freud's theory that many mental disorders were produced by psychological rather than physiological factors
tendency of the ego to postpone gratification until it can find an appropriate outlet
statistical technique that analyzes the correlation among responses on personality inventories and other measures
the big five
five traits that have surfaced repeatedly in factor analysis of personality measures; openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, neuroticism
approach proposing that the most crucial features of personality are embedded in our language
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