Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Why Are People Different?: Differences
Learning Objective: LO 1,3,5
Summary: This lecture addresses this question by reviewing the latest theories and research in psychology on two traits in particular: personality and intelligence.

Video 2: Trait Perspective: Theory & Definition
Learning Objective: LO 1,3
Summary: Psychologists typically define personality as your characteristic patterns of thinking and behavior. The trait perspective of personality explores your personality traits and how many traits you have.

Video 3: Personality (Trait Theories)
Learning Objective: LO 1,3
Summary: Lecture from the University of California, Berkeley; which is considered the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the nation.

Audio 1: Professor Mel West - Origins & History of Trait Theory
Learning Objective: LO 1, 2,3,4
Summary: Lecture covering Origins & History of Trait Theory by Professor Mel West; University of Manchester. His work has principally been in the fields of school management and school improvement. In the mid-nineteen eighties, he was one of the architects of the influential Improving the Quality of Education for All (IQEA) program.

Audio 2: Pathological Demand Avoidance, Is wisdom a trait or a state?
Learning Objective: LO 1,5
Summary: Is there such a thing as a wise person or does wisdom all depend on the situation? It appears as though some people have more of it than others. But new research suggests it might not be quite like that. Psychologist Igor Grossman of the University of Waterloo assessed the wisdom of individuals in their real lives, rather than in a lab and found some intriguing results.

Audio 3: A Person in the World of People: Self and Other
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: Students will learn about several important factors influencing how we form impressions of others, including our ability to form rapid impressions about people.

Website 1: Verywell
Learning Objective: LO 1,5
Summary: Verywell provides articles are not only written by experienced doctors, therapists, nurses, and other experts, but vetted for accuracy by board-certified physicians and experts in the field.

Website 2: The Association for Psychological Science
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.

Website 3: Psych Central
Learning Objective: LO 1,2,3
Summary: Five broad clusters of traits used to model and evaluate people’s personalities: Openness (sometimes referred to as “Intellect”), Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism (OCEAN).