TEQ-431 Personality Theory and Research (W22)
Note: This course will be replacing TEQ-421 Personality Theory and Research and will now be 3 credits as opposed to 6.
The goal of this course is to cover a variety of topics in personality psychology, in depth, attempting to bring them together them within a model of what personality is and how it functions. The field of personality occupies a unique position in psychology because of its mandate to study the whole person. Personality psychology addresses some of the most central and interesting questions in psychology: Why do people think, feel, and act in the ways they do? What makes people different from each other? What are the essential components of an individual’s personality?
The main objective of this course is to provide students with a complete overview of the scientific study of human personality in psychology. This course should enable students to recognize, define, describe, understand, compare, situate, and criticize the major theoretical and empirical contributions from classical and contemporary personality psychology.