Course objectives

The objective of this course is to study theories that come under the broad spectrum of the personality. This course will also deliver main idea about the concepts and principles, explanation of personality development, assessment techniques, and its application to treatment of psychopathology to the students. This will make the Students able to grasp the major concepts and principles of each personality theory.

Course content

The course aims to define the major models, traditions and theorists related to the study of personality. Discuss the contribution of genetic, biological, environmental and cultural factors in the development of personality. The Study of Personality: Assessment, Research, and Theory Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalysis , Carl Jung: Analytical Psychology, Alfred Adler: Individual Psychology, Karen Horney: Neurotic Needs and Trends, Henry Murray: Personology Erik Erikson: Identity Theory, Gordon Allport: Motivation and Personality Raymond Cattell, Hans Eysenck, and Other Trait Theorists, Abraham Maslow: Needs-Hierarchy Theory ,Carl Rogers: Self-Actualization Theory, George Kelly: Personal Construct Theory, : B. F. Skinner: Reinforcement Theory ,Albert Bandura: Modeling Theory and Facets of Personality.

Recommended Text

  1. Schultz, D. & Schultz, S. (2009). Theories of personality (9th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.
  2. Ewen, R. B. (1998). An introduction of theories of personality. (5th ed.). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaun Associate Publishers.
  3. Feist, J., &Feist, G. J. (2009). Theories of personality (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.
  4. Pervin, L. A., Cervone, D., & John, O. P. (2005). Personality theory and research (9th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.