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Distinguish traits and states in the study of personality. How are these concepts related to one another?
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Answers will vary, but should contain the following for full credit: Traits are relatively stable dispositions that lead a person to behave in certain ways. An example might be aggressiveness; someone higher on that trait would be predicted to behave in a relatively hostile manner in a provoking setting. States, in comparison, are transient, momentary experiences. Someone might feel a flash of anger, for example, but not be particularly high on the trait of aggressiveness. Traits and states are related in that a trait can determine the likelihood that someone enters into a particular state. A generally aggressive person would likely feel states of anger, hostility, or short-temperedness.

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