Psychology (PSYC) 356
Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues (Revision 6)
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Area of Study: Social Science
PSYC 356 has a Challenge for Credit option.
This course examines a number of theories of personality, including the key theorists and concepts associated with each theory, along with the strengths and limitations of each theory.
- Unit 1: Introduction
- Unit 2: Psychodynamic Theories
- Freud, Adler, Jung, Klein, Horney, Erikson, Fromm
- Unit 3: Humanistic/Existential Theories
- Maslow, Rogers, May
- Unit 4: Dispositional Theories
- Allport, McCrae and Costa
- Unit 5: Biological/Evolutionary Theories
- Eysenck, Buss
- Unit 6: Learning-Cognitive Theories
- Skinner, Bandura, Rotter and Mischel, Kelly
To receive credit for the course, you must complete all quizzes and 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 x 5% = 25%|
|Final Exam||35% of final grade|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Feist, J., Feist, G. J., & Roberts, T.-A. (2018). Theories of personality (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
A print version of the eText may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
Whedon, J. (Director). (2015). The Avengers: Age of Ultron [Motion picture]. United States: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures.
All other course materials are available online.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 6, Sept 26, 2018.
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