PSYC 352 Chapter 10 Vocabulary

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collective controla type of control in which one attempts to control the environmental as a member of a group and the group serves as the agent of control
direct controltype of control in which the self acts as an agent, and the individuals feel themselves to be more selfs-efficacious when their agency is made explicit, leading to greater feelings of autonomy and efficacy; may be the preferred mode of behaviour in cultural contexts that promote independence or autonomy, like the United STates
factory analysis (exploratory) statistical technique that allows researchers to group items on a questionnaire; theoretical model underlying this is that groups of items on a questionnaire are answered in similar ways because they are assessing the same, single underlying psych construct (or trait).; interpreting the groupings researchers make inferences abut the underlying traits being measured
identityour perceived roles in life, aggregate role and life experiences, narratives, values, and motives
indigenous personalitiesconceptualizations of personality developed in a particular culture that are specific and relevant only to that culture
indirect controla type of control in which one's agency is hidden or downplayed; people pretend as if they are not acting as an agent even though they are doing so in reality
locus of controlpeople's attributions of control over their behaviours and relationships as internal or external to themselves; internal see their behavior and relationships with others as dependent on their own behaviour; external see their behaviour and relationships as contingent on forces outside themselves and beyond their control
national characterperception that each culture has a model personality type, and that most persons in that culture share aspects of it
personalityset of relatively enduring behavioral and cognitional characteristics, traits, or predispositions that people take with them to different situations, contexts, and interactions with others, and that contribute to differences among individuals
proxy controlcontrol by someone else for the benefit of oneself; form of control that can be used when personal control-- direct or indirect-- is not available or is inappropriate; third-party interventions
traitcharacteristic or quality distinguishing a person; refers to a consistent pattern of behaviour that a person would usually display in relevant circumstances

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