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MAPY 606 Seminar in Theories of Personality

Examine the thinking behind personality development.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The development of a personality is so complex it has generated a range of theories. In MAPY 606 Seminar in Theories of Personality, you will examine personality development from the perspective of several theoretical orientations, including psychodynamic, humanistic/existential and dispositional and learning theory.

Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with personality development.

What You’ll Learn in MAPY 606

In this course, you’ll analyze and evaluate personality theories and consider how other factors such as culture and gender contribute to personality development. This course also allows you to apply personality theory to professional practice.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Defining Personality Development
  • Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theories
  • Humanistic and Existential Theories
  • Dispositional Theories
  • Learning Theories
  • Personality Disorders and Application

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MAPY 606, you will be able to:

  • Analyze personality as viewed through a major theoretical orientation.
  • Identify factors associated with personality development.
  • Understand theories of personality development.
  • Differentiate personality theories and theorists.
  • Evaluate theories of personality in the context of other factors, such as gender, culture, age and ethnicity.
  • Critically analyze current literature in the field of personality psychology.
  • Apply a theory of personality to professional practice.
  • Investigate and evaluate the classification of DSM-IV personality disorders.
  • Demonstrate professional communication.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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