Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues (Revision 5)
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Area of Study: Social Science
PSYC 356 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course surveys the field of personality from a scientific perspective. The key theorists and concepts associated with each perspective are highlighted, along with the strengths and limitations of that approach.
- Unit 1: Introduction to Personality Theory
- Unit 2: Freud: Psychoanalysis
- Unit 3: Adler: Individual Psychology
- Unit 4: Jung: Analytical Psychology
- Unit 5: Klein: Object Relations Theory
- Unit 6: Horney: Psychoanalytic Social Theory
- Unit 7: Fromm: Humanistic Psychoanalysis
- Unit 8: Sullivan: Interpersonal Theory
- Unit 9: Erikson: Post-Freudian Theory
- Unit 10: Maslow: Holistic-Dynamic Theory
- Unit 11: Rogers: Person-Centered Theory
- Unit 12: May: Existential Psychology
- Unit 13: Allport: Psychology of the Individual
- Unit 14: Eysenck, McCrae, and Costa's Factor and Trait Theories
- Unit 15: Skinner: Behavioral Analysis
- Unit 16: Bandura: Social Cognitive Theory
- Unit 17: Rotter and Mischel: Cognitive Social Learning Theory
- Unit 18: Kelly: Psychology of Personal Constructs
To receive credit for the course, you must complete all assignments, receive a grade of 50 percent or better on the final exam and a composite course grade of at least “D” (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|5 Quizzes (5% each)||Term Paper||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Feist, J., & Feist, G. J. (2009). Theories of personality (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
Other course materials include a student manual and workbook available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Current as of: January-20-2017 1:55
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Opened in Revision 5, November 28, 2008.
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Updated May 26 2016 by Student & Academic Services