Course Description –
Students become familiar with the major theories of personality. Students discuss the integration of constitutional, social, and cultural factors taking place in the development of individual behavior patterns. Students become familiar with methods of personality assessment.
- PSYC 1101 Introductory Psychology
Required Course Resources –
Feist, J., & Feist, G. J. (2009). Theories of personality (7th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Supplemental Text (Not Required)
American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and
statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.).
Washington, DC: Author.
Course Learning Outcomes –
The objective of this course is to better enhance the students’ knowledge and awareness of the major theories of personality, which will include psychodynamic, learning, dispositional, and humanistic/existential theories. Upon completion of this course, students will:
- be able to differentiate between the different theories of personality beginning with psychoanalytic theory and Sigmund Freud,
- be able to identify main constructs associated with Adler, Jung, and Klein,
- be able to identify main constructs associated with Fromm, Sullivan, and Erikson,
- be able to identify main constructs associated with Maslow, Rogers, and Allport,
- be able to identify main constructs associated with Skinner, and Bandura.