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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Psychology of Personality (PSY-152)


Varies (self-study, self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

April 2020 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine Freud’s theories of personality development; examine analytical psychology with Jungian levels of the psyche and his eight major archetypes; investigate the developmental theory of Erik Erikson; analyze Fromm’s basic assumptions about personality; examine Maslow’s five assumptions regarding motivation; probe the basic assumptions of Carl Roger’s person-centered theory; investigate Allport’s definition of personality; distinguish between the Big Five as a taxonomy and as a theory; analyze Eysenck’s approach to the measurement of personality; assess the contributions of E. L. Thorndike and J. B. Watson and BF Skinner; and evaluate Mischel’s conditional view of personal dispositions.


Major topics include: an introduction to theories of personality. Students are given a comprehensive foundation on the nature of personality theory, as well as its contributions to science. Coverage of each theory encompasses a biographical sketch of each theorist, related research, and applications to real life.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Counseling (4/20).