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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY449 Personality Psychology (3 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): or co-requisites: COM330  or COM309  and all PSY300 level core courses
This course includes historical ways of understanding human persons. Classical personality theories, including psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, trait, and humanistic/existential, are studied and evaluated. Contemporary research in personality areas, such as attachment, temperament, the big five traits, and psychological well-being, is studied and integrated with historical and classical approaches.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze, evaluate, and integrate the five major approaches to personality.
  2. Evaluate, apply, and integrate the major approaches by constructing an individual approach to personality which dialogues with, critiques, and/or extends the approaches we have studied.
  3. Understand the complexity of psychological processes and the human person and what psychological well-being includes.
  4. Communicate effectively in writing and orally, using APA format appropriately.
  5. Discuss the ethical aspects involved in designing and implementing research in personality psychology.

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