sap course 1429714538

Course Code & Number:

GPC 202

Course Title:

Theories of Personality

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 5 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Basic concepts related to personality. Development and adjustment of personality and mental health. Comparison and contrast of various theories of personalities. Connection of theory and practice.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Grading: 

MT Exam - 40% 
Performance Project (Written) - 20% 
Final Exam - 40%

Year of Study: 
Sophomore
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Burger, J. M. (2010). Personality (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth. 2. McAdams, D. P. (2006). The Person: A new introduction to personality psychology (4th Ed.). John Wiley & Sons.
Course Objective: 

Students learn about different personality approaches to understand the nature of human being. Major personality theories are examined comprehensively; basic concepts and principles of each theory are described. In each theory, definition of personality, development of personality, factors that affect personality are explained. Similarities and differences among the theories and related reseach about the theories are discussed.

Extended Description: 

In the content of this course, within the different personality approaches major personality theories about the nature of human being are introduced. The focus of the course is to examine classical psychoanalytic theory, neo-freudian theories, trait approach, biological approach, humanistic approach, behavioral/social learning approach, and cognitive approach. In each approach the following questions will be discussed: What is personality? What are the similarities and differences between individuals' personality characteristics? What are the factors that effect the development of personality? What are the applications and consequences of personality theories?

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts and principles of each theory
2. compare the similarities and differences among the theories
3. associate personality theories to developmental characteristics and behaviors of individuals
4. demonstrate knowledge about recent personality psychology reseach

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Oral Presentation
Brainstorming
Hands-on Activities
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Written Project

Student Workload:

Debate
4
hrs
Hands-on Work
4
hrs
Quizzes /Homeworks
3
hrs
Research Review
10
hrs
Case Study Analysis
10
hrs
Oral Presentation
1
hrs

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