psych504 | Graduate
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Biological Theories and Personality Traits
- Evaluate the influence of biological theories on contemporary personality research.
- Describe trait theories of personality.
- Analyze the five-factor model.
- Analyze the effect of biology on personality.
Personality Theory in Context
- Apply personality theories to social and occupational roles.
- Explain how biological, social, and cultural experiences interact to shape individual personality development.
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of personality theories from a social and multicultural perspective.
Foundations of Personality
Define personality as it relates to the field of psychology.
- Explain how personality theories are developed and modified through ongoing research.
- Explain the process of critically evaluating research studies on personality.
- Describe Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality and its major concepts.
- Evaluate current research studies that address psychoanalytic concepts.
- Evaluate the influence of Freud’s theories on contemporary personality theory.
- Evaluate humanistic theories of personality.
- Explain how researchers have investigated humanistic concepts.
- Differentiate self-esteem, self-concept, and self-actualization.
Behavioral and Cognitive Theories
- Describe behavioral and cognitive theories of personality.
- Explain social cognitive learning theories of personality.
- Evaluate contemporary research studies that address the application of behavioral and cognitive learning principles.
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