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MPTUO1a: Introduction to Psychology – Fall 2020
Week 13 / Unit 8: Personality

Personality. “The characteristic sets of behaviors, cognitions, and emotional patterns that evolve from biological and environmental factors.” [1]


Required Reading


Homework

Personality

Perspectives on personality

    • 1.1 Evaluate psychodynamic theories.
    • 1.2 Evaluate trait theories.
    • 1.3 Evaluate humanistic theories.
    • 1.4 Evaluate social-cognitive theories.

Assessment of personality

    • 2.1 Differentiate personality assessment techniques.
    • 2.2 Discuss the reliability and validity of personality assessment techniques.

Issues in personality

    • 3.1 Discuss biological and situational influences.
    • 3.2 Discuss stability and change.
    • 3.3 Discuss connections to health and work.
    • 3.4 Discuss self-concept.
    • 3.5 Analyze how individualistic and collectivistic cultural perspectives relate to personality.

Major Assignments and Deadlines

  • Participate. Make a minimum of 2 original comments or discussion posts and 2 responses to someone else.
  • Watch the Unit 8 Videos.
  • Study the Unit 7 Slides.
  • Review the Unit 8 Resources.
  • Review the Unit 8 Study Guide.
  • Take Quiz 14: Personality Development

Sources

  1. Personality. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved June 18, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personality
  2. Heffner, Dr. Christopher L. (2001, April 1). Psychology 101. All Psych. https://allpsych.com/psychology101/
  3. Dewey, Dr. Russell A. (2017). Psychology: An Introduction. Psych Web. https://www.psywww.com/intropsych/
  4. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.

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