Beh 225 Week 9 Final

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Interview Profile Mark Spencer Axia College BEH 225

This course, BEH225, has spent the past nine weeks introducing us to different human behaviors and specific types of mental disorders. When exploring theories and concepts associated with the psychology of the human mind, you quickly discover that genetics does play as big a role as does upbringing. I specifically enjoyed the section that explored different types of motivation an employee may or may not display. Another area that I found to be enlightening delved into the various psychological disorders that we may encounter during our life. I am going to apply what we have studied throughout this course to my interview with Dorothy. Certain aspects, methods, and
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When discussing the accuracy of personality tests, there is no test, which will provide perfect precision. According to Dr. O'Neil, “an individual's personality is the complex of mental characteristics that makes them unique from other people” (2006, Para 1). O’Neil believes that the potential factors involved in shaping personality include values, beliefs, and expectations that are genetic and environmental (O’Neil, 2006).

Influences on Attitudes and Behaviors

How do you feel about the opinion that a person’s race, gender, or ethnicity may play a role in forming his or her personality and behavior?

Throughout this interview, Dorothy has demonstrated a strong sense of self-pleasure. She gets involved in many social activities as she enjoys being around people. She strives to do things that make her feel good and give her the feeling of completeness. Therefore, she gets a sense of inner satisfaction and self-pleasures by helping others. Morris and Maisto (2005) define attitude as a firm formation of beliefs, feelings, and behavior toward an object. They believe that there are two observational tendencies that play a role in shaping behavior; high self-monitoring and low self-monitoring. Dorothy has demonstrated that she poses a high self-monitoring strategy. Although she is loud and extroverted, she is in complete control over her social behavior. She is able to adapt and act accordingly to specific

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