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- Identify theorists who have contributed to the study of person-situation interactions.
- Describe the influence of situations on personality and behavior.
- Examine how person-situation interactions can alter personality.
Introduction to Psychology of Personality
- Define personality.
- Describe the reliability and validity of personality measurements.
- Explain personality constructs as a basis of personality theories.
Behavioral and Social/Cognitive Theories
- Explain personality formation from a behavioral approach.
Identify key principles of operant conditioning.
- Define cognitive processes associated with personality development.
- Describe components of the social/cognitive approach to personality formation.
Biological and Humanistic Theories
- Explain basic aspects of humanistic personality theory.
- Describe biological factors that influence personality formation.
- Identify the effect of growth needs on personality formation.
Psychoanalytic and Trait Theories
- Analyze components of the psychoanalytic approach to personality.
- Compare and contrast psychoanalytic theories of Freud, Jung, and Adler.
- Define personality using the Big Five personality factors.
- Explain the underlying methodological basis of trait theories.
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