Personality, individual differences and intelligence by John Maltby, Liz Day, Ann Macaskill

By John Maltby, Liz Day, Ann Macaskill

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The theoretical speculation is that extraverts like and need higher levels of social interaction. Ways of measuring the suggested characteristics of the construct are then developed. For our example this would involve developing measures of ‘outgoingness’, friendliness and warmth. Finally, the hypothesised relationships are tested. In our example we would expect to find that individuals who scored highly on outgoingness also scored highly on friendliness and warmth and that these individuals all liked interacting with other people.

Is personality development determined more by genetic inheritance or environmental influences, or is it some sort of interactional effect? Theories differ, as we shall see in this text, in terms of the role they give to each, and some theories do not really Â� psychological literature. The following are the authors’ three essential steps for establishing the validity of a psychological construct. ● ● ● Describe the characteristics that make up the construct and suggest how they may be related to each other based on some underlying theoretical speculation.

How is personality defined? Psychologists need to be very clear about exactly what they are studying and define it precisely if they are going to measure it effectively. One difficulty that frequently arises is that many of the words used by psychologists are already part of our everyday language or have been adopted into normal language use. However, it is still important to consider what the public (as opposed to psychologists) think that a term means so that accurate communication can occur.

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