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

By John Maltby, Liz Day, Ann Macaskill

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We will examine this idea in detail later (Chapter 3). When students first meet this theory, the instructor frequently hears references to whether it fits with their experience. You may learn quite a lot about yourself by noting your initial responses to each theory after you first read it. Reflecting on the theorists who initially appeal to us can help us to explore our implicit theories of personality that were discussed in the introduction to this chapter. It is this possibility of reflecting on your own and others’ life experiences that makes personality theory a fascinating area of study.

By adopting this approach, you are far less likely to fall into the trap of producing purely descriptive essays on personality theories. Evaluation of personality theory raises particular difficulties compared with most other areas of psychology. One reason for the difficulties is that much of the literature on personality does not include critical appraisal of the work being presented. Individual theorists or their followers have produced books describing their approaches. These are often very interesting to read, particularly if they come from the clinical tradition and include lots of case material.

Blockages of the flow could be apparent in physical or mental illnesses. Applying magnets to different parts of the body, Mesmer claimed, would unblock the flow and return the individual to good health. Later, while still using magnets, Mesmer claimed that some individuals have greater natural magnetism than others and that this magnetism itself could be used to cure other people. He treated people in groups in a dimly lit, carpeted room. His patients held hands in a circle around a tub of magnetised water, called a baquet.

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