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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [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

  • Translate practical knowledge related to developmental theories and research of educational psychology into practice;
  • Describe how diverse developmental, cognitive, and behavioral theories can be applied within the classroom;
  • Integrate the principles of educational psychology by recognizing diverse learning styles and planning instructional approaches for effective learning environments;
  • Explain how learner motivation and self-regulation can be increased and the impact of that in the classroom;
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of educational measurement and evaluation in relation to teaching and learning; and
  • Synthesize educational theory and current research in the field in order to support educational perspectives and instructional practices.

Credits: 3

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