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PSY 216 Final Review


How did Eysenck study personality traits through factor analysis
Four criteria for a psychological factor factor analysis, heritability (bio based), must make theoretical sense (consistency), must be able to predict (factors have to predict behaviors)
4 level hierarchy of behavior specific acts or cognition, habitual acts or cognition, traits, type
What were Eysenck's 3 major personality factors extroversion vs introversion neuroticism vs emotional stability psychoticism vs superego
Why are traits biologically based? same factors world wide, consistency over time, twin studies
What traits did Costa & McCrae come up with? and how many? Big Five personality traits. openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness, extroversion and neuroticism
Created by: cappela4