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