PY 301 - Personality Theory
Critically examines the major theoretical approaches to understanding personality, including the works of Freud, Jung, Skinner, Maslow, and Rogers. Methods of assessment such as self-report and projective testing are discussed. The theories, methodology, and research results pertinent to a number of topics in the psychology of personality are addressed.
Prerequisites & Notes
Assignments: 5 Units
Final Assessment: None
Course Learning Objectives
To understand and evaluate the leading theories of personality development, students will analyze and critique the theories of Freud, Jung, Adler, Horney, Skinner, Rogers, Maslow, Beck, and others. We will discuss both the philosophical and empirical validity of concepts such as the self, traits, temperament, conditioning, and so on, as they relate to the formation of personality.
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