COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Theories of Personality
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 307
Fall
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to present major theories and perspectives on human personality in a historical context. Students are also expected to be able to critically approach scientific, social, biological, cultural, and historical influences in the formation of different personality theories.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain historical development and milestones of personality theories.
  • Summarize basic theories to explain and explore personality.
  • Compare different theories of personality.
  • Critically evaluate of personality theories in relation to historical and social context that they had emerged.
  • Explain human development from different point of views.
  • Discuss etiology of psychopathology from different point of views.
Course Content History of personality theories, explanations of normal development, and emergence of psychopathology

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Personality Theory Chapter 1. Introduction to Personality Theory
2 The Psychoanalytical Perspective I, Freud: Classical Psychoanalysis Chapter 2. The Psychoanalytical Perspective I, Freud: Classical Psychoanalysis
3 The Psychoanalytical Perspective II, Jung: Analytical Psychology Chapter 3. The Psychoanalytical Perspective II, Jung: Analytical Psychology
4 The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective I, Adler: Individual Psychology Chapter 4. The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective I, Adler: Individual Psychology
5 The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective II, Erikson: Psychosocial Development Chapter 5. The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective II, Erikson: Psychosocial Development
6 The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective III, Horney: Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Theory Chapter 6. The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective III, Horney: Interpersonal Psychoanalytic Theory
7 The Trait Perspective, Allport Chapter 7. The Trait Perspective, Allport
8 Cattel: 16 Factors and the Big Five Chapter 8. Cattel: 16 Factors and the Big Five
9 The Learning Perspective, Skinner and Staats Chapter 10. The Learning Perspective, Skinner and Staats
10 Dollard and Miller: Psychoanalytic Learning Theory Chapter 11. Dollard and Miller: Psychoanalytic Learning Theory
11 The Cognitive Social Learning Perspective, Mischel and Bandura Chapter 12. The Cognitive Social Learning Perspective, Mischel and Bandura
12 Kelly: Personal Construct Theory Chapter 13. Kelly: Personal Construct Theory
13 The Humanistic Perspective Rogers: Person Centered Theory Chapter 14. The Humanistic Perspective Rogers: Person Centered Theory
14 Maslow: Need Hierarchy Theory Chapter 15. Maslow: Need Hierarchy Theory
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Theories of Personality. Understanding Persons, Fifth Edition. Susan Cloninger. Pearson Prentice Hall Copyright: 2008
References Power point presentations

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
60
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
29
    Total
123

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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