PSY 265 Psychology of Personality

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: ENG 121 (Grade of C or higher) and PSY 101 (Grade of C or higher) or PSY 102 (Grade of C or higher)

Examines the structure, function, and development of personality. Investigates the major contemporary theories of personality. Covers psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-social learning, humanistic, trait, and, optionally, neurobiological, existential, and/or Eastern perspectives. The underlying assumptions and research support for these theories are appraised. Enables the student to gain an appreciation of the value of alternative theoretical approaches to subfield study of psychology.