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Psychology of Personality (PSY-152)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

April 2019 - Present.

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Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine Freud’s theories of personality development; examine analytical psychology with Jungian levels of the psyche and his eight major archetypes; investigate the developmental theory of Erik Erikson; analyze Fromm’s basic assumptions about personality; examine Maslow’s five assumptions regarding motivation; probe the basic assumptions of Carl Roger’s person-centered theory; investigate Allport’s definition of personality; distinguish between the Big Five as a taxonomy and as a theory; analyze Eysenck’s approach to the measurement of personality; assess the contributions of E. L. Thorndike and J. B. Watson and BF Skinner; and evaluate Mischel’s conditional view of personal dispositions.

Major topics include: an introduction to theories of personality. Students are given a comprehensive foundation on the nature of personality theory, as well as its contributions to science. Coverage of each theory encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research, and applications to real life.

Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Counseling (4/20).