PSY 221 - Psychology of Personality

Course Description

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.

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Required Prerequisites

PSY 101

Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Placement into ENG 111/11

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Human Dimension:
  • Correlate the relationship between psychological research and impact on society and personal lives.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Describe the value of being an informed consumer of psychological knowledge.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Apply effective study and test-taking strategies to real-life situations.