PSYC 230 Personality Theories

This course surveys the major theoretical approaches in Western psychology-derived throughout the 19th and 20th centuries-to personality development. Biographies of the theorists and the sociocultural context in which their theory developed, the theorists overall view of the person, basic theoretical concepts, and evaluation of the theory (including contributions and limitations) will be the focus of this course. Students will learn major personality theories including individual and systems perspectives and how to discern among them to begin to develop a personal psychological philosophy and orientation.



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