In-depth survey of the theories of personality, presenting major theorists who represent the psychoanalytic, neopsychoanalytic, life-span, trait, humanistic, cognitive, behavioral, and social-learning approaches, as well as clinical and experimental work. The course will also explore how race, gender, and culture issues figure in the study of personality and in personality assessment. Finally, we will briefly examine some of the issues of: genetics, environment, learning, parental influences, developmental aspects, consciousness, and unconscious influences on personality.
Instructor: David Oringderff
Class meetings: Tuesdays 8:00 PM ET
Schultz, Duane P. & Schultz, Sidney Ellen. 2004. Theories of Personality 8th edition. Wadsworth.
Fulfills: This is a required course for all PCC students. For others, it counts as an Area II course.