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Theories of Personality

Course Details

Course Number
PSYC 5153
Section Number
PSYC 5153
Semester
Fall 2013
Location
Prothro-Yeager Hall
Classroom Number
102
Days & Times

Syllabus

PSYC 5153, Theories of Personality

Fall, 2013

 

Paul C. Guthrie, Ph.D.

O-113

Phone:  397-4178

 

Text:   Ewen, R. B. (2010). An introduction to theories of personality (7th ed.). New York, NY: Psychology Press

 

Course Description:  This is a discussion course. It is expected that you will have read the assigned materials before coming to class, and that you will be prepared to discuss the readings in a thoughtful manner.

 

Grades:  Grades will be based on four short-essay exams, one 10-15 page paper, and class preparation/participation. The paper, which must be in strict APA style, should consist of an in-depth description of one personality theory or theorist, a discussion of the applied value of the theory, and a review of the empirical literature pertaining to that theory. The papers are due on 11/20 and late papers will not be accepted.

 

                        Exams (18% each)                             72%

                        Paper                                                   18%

                        Class participation                             10%

 

Attendance Policy:  Graduate students are expected to make every effort to attend all classes. Failure to do so reflects on your commitment and professionalism, and will be taken into account in your evaluations.

 

Make-up Policy:  Missed exams may be made up without penalty if the absence is excused, and if you call in before the exam is given. Failure to call in advance will result in a penalty of 10 points (1 letter grade). You should be prepared to take the make-up exam the day you return to class.

 

 

Tentative Lecture, Reading and Exam Schedule

 

Week 1

8/26    Introduction to the class

 

8/28    Introduction to Theories of Personality. 

 Ewen, Chapter 1

             Millon, Chapter 1

 

Weeks 2 & 3

9/4, 9/9 & 9/11  Freud

            Ewen, Chapter 2

            Freud: The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis

 

 

Week 4

9/16  Jung

            Ewen, Chapter 3

            Jung: Psyche & Symbol, pps. 1 – 60

 

9/18     Adler

            Ewen, Chapter 4

            Adler: The Practice and Theory of Individual Psychology (pp. 1 – 50)

 

Week 5

9/23     Exam I

 

9/25  Horney

            Ewen, Chapter 5

            Horney: Neurosis and Human Growth, pp. 13 – 110

 

Week 6

9/30  Fromm

            Ewen, Chapter 6

            Fromm: Escape From Freedom (pp. 3 – 23 & 136 - 206)

 

10/2  Sullivan

            Ewen, Chapter 7

            The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry, pp. 3 – 45

           

Week 7

10/7  Leary

            Interpersonal Diagnosis: Some Problems of Methodology and Validation

            Wiggins: Circumplex Models of Interpersonal Behavior in Clinical Psychology

 

10/9   Erikson

            Ewen, Chapter 8

            Millon, Chapter 15

 

Week 8

10/14  Object Relations Theory

            Cashdan, Chapters 1 – 3

            Millon,  Chapters 19 & 20

 

10/16  Exam II

Week 9

10/21  Allport

            Ewen, Chapter 12

            Allport: The Person in Psychology – Selected Essays  (Chapters 3, 7, 8 & 11)

 

10/23  Cattell & Eysenck

            Ewen, Chapter 13

            Cattell: The structure of personality in its environment (Chapters 1 & 3)

            Eysenck:  The structure of human personality (Chapters 1-3)

 

Week 10

10/28  5-Factor Model

            Digman handout

            American Psychologist, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 26-34.

 

10/30   Kelly

            Ewen, Chapter 15

            Clinical psychology and personality; the selected papers of George Kelly             (Chapters 1 – 3)

 

Week 11 

11/4  Exam II

 

 

11/6  Rogers

            Ewen, Chapter 9

            A Way of Being (or The Carl Rogers Reader) (Chapters 6 - 8)

 

 

Week 12

11/11  Maslow

            Ewen, Chapter 10

            Self-Actualization: The Meta-Motivational Theory

 

11/13  May

            Ewen, Chapter 11

            Millon, Chapter 28

 

Week 13

11/18  Skinner

            Ewen, Chapter 14

            Skinner: Critique of Psychoanalytic Concepts and Theories

 

 

 

 

11/20   Bandura

            Ewen, Chapter 16

            Social foundations of thought and action: a social cognitive theory (chapters 7 &                         9)

 

Week 14

            No class – Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Week 15

12/2  Millon

            Millon, Personality Development : Origins, Sequences, and Outcomes

           

 

12/4  Wrap-up

 

Exam IV:  Scheduled during finals:  Wednesday, 12/11: 3:30 – 5:30.

 

Professor
Dr. Paul C. Guthrie (view Profile)

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