This course covers similarities and differences in major personality theories and the "real life" implications for holding different theoretical views. Students take an active part in class discussions and give a class presentation on an in-depth study of a major theory.
- Students will be required to apply the knowledge of these theories to both themselves and others.
- Students will be required to evaluate and analyze alternative explanations for theories of personality.
- Students will learn the biological influences on personality
- Students will learn the different theories, both at a basic and advanced level, of personality.
- Students will understand the basic principles of research design and the scientific method as it applies to personality theories.
- Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
- Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
- Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
- Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.