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2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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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
PY 101.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: None

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.

Credits: 3

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