PSY 3350: Theories of Personality


Critical analysis of major theories and systems of personality and introduces research methods in personality.


  1. Examine the intellectual antecedents to the study of personality.
  2. Analyze the contributions of William James to psychological theory.
  3. Differentiate tenets of psychoanalytic thought including the work of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler.
  4. Evaluate Karen Horney’s contributions to analytical psychology.
  5. Categorize the order through which actualization is reached in Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
  6. Assess Erik Erikson’s eight stages of human development.
  7. Contrast B.F. Skinner’s reinforcement and punishment.
  8. Appraise the major contributions of Carl Rogers including his person-centered therapy.


  1. PSY 1010


Personality and personal growth (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2013)
Author: Frager, R., & Fadiman, J.
ISBN: 978-0-205-25478-1
Price: $158.08

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