Personality Paper
Samantha Ermoian
PSY/211
November 9, 2015
Ivan Harrell













Personality Paper
Personality development is the development of the organized pattern of behaviors and attitudes that makes a person distinctive. Personality development occurs by the ongoing interaction of temperament, character, and environment. Personality is what makes a person a unique person, and it is recognizable soon after birth. A child\'s personality has several components: temperament, environment, and character. Temperament is the set of genetically determined traits that determine the child\'s approach to the world and how the child learns about the world. There are no genes that specify personality traits, but some genes do control the development of the nervous system, which in turn controls behavior.
There are different perspectives when it comes to personality, which is humanistic, trait, social cognitive, psychoanalytic, and biological. The psychoanalytic perspective deals with the early childhood experiences and the unconscious mind. It showed that Sigmund Freud believed that things in an unconscious mind come out through dreams, and sometimes slip of the tongue. The humanistic perspective focuses on psychological growth and personal awareness. It also focuses on each individual can achieve their own individual potential; it has a positive outlook on things. The trait perspective makes up human personality by describing, measuring, and identifying specific traits. The social cognitive perspective shows the importance of self-efficacy, learning by observing. It emphasizes the beliefs in our own ability to do things. The biological perspective is the studying of the behavior of humans and animals. It focuses on behaviors through biological causes.
Personality is very changeable it changes from when you are a child, to a teenager, and into your adulthood. It all has to do with our mind frame and the way we think. It also deals with experiences an individual may have went through in their life that can have an effect on how their personality develops or changes. Individual differences in personality are universal in that they are found in all human populations. The roots of individual differences are no doubt bedded in evolutionary history, selected because of their improved adaptiveness to conditions in the environment. The specific personality qualities of an individual, which lead to individual differences between people, are not based so much in evolution, however, but are the product of many developmental factors.
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Carter, K & Seifert, C. M. (2013) Learn psychology. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.









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