Essay Psychology and Personality

641 Words May 5th, 2013 3 Pages
When people speak of someone having a personality they usually think of out an outgoing person or an abrasive person who can command attention. It is also usually stated in society that a quiet introverted person lacks a personality In psychology personality is defined as being made up of the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that make a person unique. SO with that being said it can be concluded that everyone person has a personality from the most loud and boisterous person to the most quite and meek person. In this paper I will describe the personality perspectives, how personality develops, and finally how personality can be assessed. There are 4 perspectives that can be used to describe how a personality is …show more content…
For example if a child is labeled by the parents as an introverted quiet child who always does what they are told. If a time come when the child’s opinion differs from those around it the child will not speak up even though they want to because they have been constantly labeled as not having their own opinion. Rogers pushed for parent to give unconditional positive regards or as it is said in everyday life love your child unconditionally. Rogers’s felt that you could give a child unconditional regards and still discipline them as long as the discipline rejected their negative behavior without rejecting the child.

The social cognitive perspective is similar to the social learning theory. It describes how are personality is based on how a person and their environment interact. Reciprocal determination is a term created by Albert Bandura used to describe how personal is shaped via environmental influences. For example the TV shows a parent allowed their child to watch will in turn affect their preferences for certain TV shows as an adult. Social cognitive perspective boils down to not only are humans the products of their environment but they are also the ones who create their environment. The other major

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