This course provides a presentation of the concepts, perspectives and terminology of major theorists in the field of personality psychology, as students explore the many psychological, physiological, social and cultural factors that affect personality development. Students are encouraged to evaluate personality theories in relation to current research and application. Group 1 course.
Required Prerequisites PSY 101
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify the major psychological theories used to explain behavior.
- Identify major contributors to psychology.
- Understand the key tensions in psychology.
- Describe the research methods used by psychologists (and their limitations).
- Use key concepts/vocabulary to explain psychological phenomenon.
- Analyze real world problems using psychological concepts.
- Apply key course concepts to real-life situations and experiences.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Correlate the relationship between psychological research and impact on society and personal lives.
Learning How to Learn:
- Describe the value of being an informed consumer of psychological knowledge.
- Apply effective study and test-taking strategies to real-life situations.