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anal personality

 anadult who has remained ‘fixated’ during the analstageof psychosexual development and displays an anallyretentive personality, which is characterised by obsessive cleanliness,stinginess and aggressiveness, as a result of either excessive orinsufficient gratification of id impulsesduring the anal stage.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.