Lecture 16: Personality

author: John Gabrieli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Jan. 4, 2013,   recorded: February 2011,   views: 3728
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What type of personality do you have? What factors can influence our personality? In this session, we will study different types of personalities, the ways in which we measure personality, and how cognition and learning can contribute to make us unique individuals.

Keywords: personality, the Big Five Inventory (BFI), nature and nurture, temperament, Eyesenck, Yerkes-Dodson Law, genetics

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