Theories of Personality Psychology


This course is intended to provide a comprehensive review of major theories in personality psychology. Across the semester, students will be introduced to historical and contemporary theories in personality science, capturing four major research areas: definitions of personality, personality trait taxonomies, personality development across the lifespan, and goals and motives. Each week, students will be assigned chapters from the Handbook of Personality that provide broad overviews of the topic, in addition to empirical papers related to the week's topic. Students will be expected to engage in and lead class discussions, as well as complete a semester-long paper project that will entail applying the theoretical frameworks mentioned in class to the student's personal research area. PREREQ: Graduate Standing
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Section 01

Theories of Personality Psychology
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