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Psychology 310: Psychology of Personality
December 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the theoretical explanations for understanding personality development, describe their historical underpinnings and the founding theorist(s) associated with each; critique each personality theory and identify the most appropriate situation for employing each theory; judge individuals' personalities using various personality assessment tools to include the TAT, ACT, Myers-Briggs, and Disc; differentiate approaches that psychology has developed for understanding personality to include humanistic, trait theory, socio-cognitive, behavioral, psycho-dynamic and psychoanalytic; and differentiate between race, culture, religion and ethnicity and describe the influence each one has on personality.
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: introduction to personality psychology, personality research and assessment, psychoanalytic theories of personality, Adler and Jung and personality theory, neo-analytic and ego approaches to identity, biological aspects of personalities, psycho-dynamic theories and theorists, behavioral and learning theories and personality, cognitive and existential theories and personality, humanistic theories and theorists, and trait aspects of personality.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (12/17).