PSYC 204 - Introduction to the Psychology of Personality
An introduction to the psychology of human personality including topics such as personality theories, adjustment, personality description, and assessment. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in PSYC 102 , or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly PY 204.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Analyze and evaluate the varying definitions and views on the formation and maintenance of personality according to the major schools, which include the psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, social learning, biological, trait and humanistic approaches.
- Compare personality theories to determine the major similarities and differences in how each approach views personality development over the lifespan.
- Find classic theory as well as current research that discusses the central them to each theoretical approach and to what degree each approach is supported in the literature.
- Distinguish the methods of studying (i.e. case, study, correlation and experimental ) and assessing (i.e., interview, objective, projective) personality.
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