Dispositional and Learning Theories
Dispositional and Learning TheoriesPersonality Analysis: Dispositional and Learning Theories
Analysis of personalities helps to give a better understanding for human behaviors and the process in which people learn. Theorists have worked for years discovering new theoretical approaches. Gordon Allport studied the personalities of individuals because that approach gave more definition to individuality and emphasized the uniqueness of the individual (Feist & Feist, 2009). Describing an individual with general traits only classifies people as a group. However, Allport believed to accurately know a person is by knowing the person as an individual.
Individuality makes people different, no one person is the same; because people have different personalities the abilities to learn will be different too. Albert Bandura’s social cognitive theory observes the manners in which people learn. Observational learning allows people to learn without performing actions or tasks (Feist & Feist, 2009). Basically people do learn from direct experiences but also learn from observing various tasks and actions by others. Most important the factors that give the answers to questions can be found through these forms of research and development.
Dispositional Theories and Personalities
Allport began his research of individual psychology by introducing his morphogenic science. Morphogenic science is the study of an individual, gathering information, and important data about the individual. Allport’s approach to personality theory poses questions such as What is personality? What is the role of conscious motivation in personality theory? What are the characteristics of the psychologically healthy person? The questions asked by Allport sets a foundation for learning the basics behind personalities. Personalities affect a person’s actions and reactions to external stimuli.
Subsequently, the term dynamic organization describes a personality as an organized pattern. Although this pattern can change, Allport used the term...