At the end of this course, the students; 1) Identify basic personality theories. 2) Explain main concepts and principles of the personality theories. 3) Knows the basic assumptions of schools represented by personality theories. 4) Compare theories and be able to present one?s views about important and functional aspects of each theory. 5) Knows the criticisms and theoretical shortcomings of personality theories. 6) Integrate knowledge of personality theories with knowledge from other fields of psychology.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Face to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT
In this course students acquire the knowledge of personality and theories of personality. Another main aim of the course to teach students influential personality theories by a comparative methodology. Therefore, psychoanalytic and neopsychoanalytic theories, biological theories, behaviorist theories, cognitive and social-cognitive theories, humanistic and existential theories, trait theories will be covered through the course as well as topics gender differences, interpersonal dynamics, cultural and ethnic factors.
What Is Personality?
How is Personality Studied and Assessed?
Psychoanalytic Aspects of Personality
Neo-Analytic and Ego Aspects of Personality
Biological Aspects of Personality
Behaviorist and Learning Aspects of Personality
Trait Aspects of Personality
Cognitive and Social-Cognitive Aspects of Personality
Humanistic, Existential, and Positive Aspects of Personality
Person-Situation Interactionist Aspects of Personality
Stress, Adjustment, and Health Differences
Closing and evaluation
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
Friedman, H. S., & Schustack, M. W. (2014). Personality: Classic theories and modern research (5th ed.). Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)
Preparation for Quiz
Individual or group work
Preparation for Final exam
Preparation for Midterm exam
Laboratory (including preparation)
Total Workload / 30
ECTS Credits of the Course
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES (KLO) / MATRIX OF LEARNING OUTCOMES (LO)