Personality Theory

Course Description:

This course focuses on the major models of personality including Psychoanalytic, Neoanalytic, Cognitive, and Humanistic-Existential as well as some of the lesser known approaches to the study of personality and personal growth. During the term we will examine these models and approaches, the major theories representative of each, each theories methods and research, and will explore the assumptions about human nature which underlie each perspective. We will examine how people like Freud, Jung, Maslow, and others reached their conclusions about personality. In addition, we will apply various theorist's and traditions ideas in an analysis of the main character in Camus' The Stranger.

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