PSY429 Intro to Personality Theory

Lead Faculty: Dr. Nicole Polen-Petit

Course Description

The study of psychological characteristics of the individual that endure in stable form for substantial periods of time. Examines influential theories of personality and supporting research.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the concept of personality structure and development.
  • Discuss the major and emerging theories of personality.
  • Discuss how current research supports and critiques the major personality theories.
  • Discuss 'normal' and 'abnormal' personality functioning in a variety of contexts.
  • Describe how culture influences the development and study of personality.