psy405 | undergraduate

Theories Of Personality

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This course surveys the field of personality from a scientific perspective, examining the general approaches to understanding personality.  The key theorists and concepts associated with each perspective are highlighted, along with the strengths and limitations of the different approaches.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Psychodynamic Personality Theories

    • Analyze individual personality characteristics, using various psychodynamic personality theories.
    • Explain interpersonal relations, using psychodynamic personality theories.
    • Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of psychodynamic personality theories.
    • Analyze the strengths and limitations of psychodynamic personality theories.

    Humanistic and Existential Personality Theories

    • Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of humanistic and existential personality theories.
    • Analyze the strengths and limitations of humanistic and existential personality theories.
    • Analyze individual personality characteristics, using humanistic and existential personality theories.
    • Explain interpersonal relations, using humanistic and existential personality theories.

    Dispositional Personality Theories

    • Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of dispositional personality theories.
    • Analyze the strengths and limitations of dispositional personality theories.
    • Analyze individual personality characteristics, using various dispositional personality theories.
    • Explain interpersonal relations, using dispositional personality theories.

    Introduction to Personality

    • Define personality.
    • Examine theoretical approaches in studying personality.
    • Analyze factors that may influence an individual’s personality development.

    Learning Personality Theories

    • Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of learning personality theories.
    • Analyze the strengths and limitations of learning personality theories.
    • Analyze individual personality characteristics, using various learning personality theories.
    • Explain interpersonal relations, using learning personality theories.
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