Introduction to Personality
Examine the basic concepts in the field of personality in this introductory online course.
- Psyc 111
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
What will I learn in the Introduction to Personality course?
This online college course reviews 15 of the most important personality theories that have emerged during the past century. The theories covered in PSYC360: Introduction to Personality provide excellent examples of differing theoretical perspectives regarding the driving forces of human natures and associated basic assumptions about how they operate.
It is important to emphasize that theoretical ideas regarding personality development are not restricted to those presented in a textbook. Other ideas could be found today or certainly in the future that extend beyond those presented in this course. This set of theories was selected because of their historic importance in the field of psychology. Additional viewpoints will emerge and earn equal respect over time.
PSYC360: Introduction to Personality should serve, however, to broaden your understanding about fundamental differences of opinion within the field regarding the forces of human nature that influence personality development and functioning.
Introduction to Personality Course Objectives
By taking this online course about personality, you will:
- Form a deeper understanding of the basic assumptions about the driving forces of human nature described in 15 major theories of personality.
- Form a deeper understanding of the different theoretical perspectives that are typically described in the field of psychology.
- Learn detailed descriptions and definitions of many concepts that have their origins in the 15 major theories of personality reviewed in this course.
How long will it take to complete this online course?
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete 16 lessons and two proctored exams. Lesson topics include:
- What is Personality?
- Sigmund Freud
- Carl Jung
- Alfred Adler
- Karen Horney
- Erik Erikson
- Gordon Allport
- Raymond Cattell & Hans Eysenck
- B.F. Skinner
- John Dollard & Neal Miller
- Albert Bandura & Walter Mischel
- David Buss
- George Kelly
- Carl Rogers
- Abraham Maslow
- Rollo May
The assignments include chapter readings, exercises and multiple-choice quizzes. The exams are also multiple-choice.
Which textbook is required for this online course?
Olson, M. H. & Hergenhahn, B. R. (2011). An Introduction to Theories of Personality (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-020579878-0.
How will the Introduction to Personality course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
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