After reviewing this chapter, we will learn about personalities and how psychologists attempt to study it. Many of the studies in this area of psychology were performed on twins and how their upbringing affected their personalities. After comparing one individuals personality to another, the chapter breaks down into Freud's theory of personality, the ego, superego and the id. It then goes into more detail about our unconscious defense mechanisms. After learning about personalities it goes through the psychosexual development stages. Then it goes to describe the behavioral and social learning theories of personality, ending the section by scientifically evaluating them. The chapter then goes to explain the humanistic models of personality and consistencies in our behavior, then again explaining them scientifically. Finally it gives the Big Five Model or Personality and explains different assesments that can be completed to help determine your personality.The thing I found most interesting about this chapter is how complex your personality is and all of the parts that is consists of.
Chapter 14- Personality
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