Feb 25, 2024
PSYC 201 - Personality Credits: 5
Presents an overview of various approaches to personality and their implications for healthy psychological adjustment to the demands of living. Approaches may include biological, psychodynamic, trait, behavioral, humanistic and cognitive perspectives on personality. Presents core concepts used by each perspective, as well as the assessment techniques generated by and used by that perspective.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101; and PSYC& 100 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Social Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Explain the research principles that underlie research on personality.
- Identify and describe the major theories utilized to understand personality.
- Specify the implications of various personality theories for healthy and pathological functioning.
- Identify the assessment techniques utilized by each theory.
Identify and apply concepts related to acquiring, evaluating and using reliable, valid, and powerful information to understand mind and behavior.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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