Flashcards - Personality Components & Assessment

Flashcards - Personality Components & Assessment
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Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms
first person
A first-person narrative is a story from the first-person perspective: the viewpoint of a character writing or speaking directly about themselves
internal conflict
An internal conflict is the struggle occurring within a character's mind
A displacement is a vector that is the shortest distance from the initial to the final position of a point P
One's self-concept is a collection of beliefs about oneself that includes elements such as academic performance, gender roles, sexuality, and racial identity
concordance rates
Concordance, as used in genetics, usually means the presence of the same trait in both members of a pair of twins
"Proband", "proposito" , or "proposita" is a term used most often in medical genetics and other medical fields to denote a particular subject being studied or reported on
twin study
Twin studies reveal the importance of environmental and genetic influences for traits, phenotypes, and disorders
Freudian defense mechanisms
A defence mechanism is an unconscious psychological mechanism that reduces anxiety arising from unacceptable or potentially harmful stimuli
Carl Rogers
Carl Ransom Rogers was an American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology
correlation coefficient
A correlation coefficient is a number that quantifies some type of correlation and dependence, meaning statistical relationships between two or more random variables or observed data values
Pathology is a significant component of the causal study of disease and a major field in modern medicine and diagnosis
The unconscious mind consists of the processes in the mind which occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memories, interests, and motivations
Franz Joseph Gall
Franz Josef Gall was a neuroanatomist, physiologist, and pioneer in the study of the localization of mental functions in the brain

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