PSY 200 - Personality Theories

Course Description

Emphasis in this course is on the understanding and application of basic concepts of psychodynamic, trait, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic-existential perspectives to personal and interpersonal functioning. Biological influences on personality are also considered.

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

Detail the characteristics of psychodynamic theories
Describe the Five-Factor and other trait approaches to personality
Describe behavioral perspectives on personality
Identify the characteristics of cognitive theories of personality
Describe humanistic and existential personality views and the basics of positive psychology
Discuss the role of biological processes in personality development and expression
Explain how an eclectic blend of several major personality theories can be applied to common life situations and experiences

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: PSY140