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Ch 13: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 13: Personality

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The Personality chapter of this Glencoe Understanding Psychology textbook companion course helps students learn the major theories and controversies in personality psychology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Personality textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Understanding Psychology Personality chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the personality topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Freud's psychoanalytic theory
  • Id, ego and superego
  • Freud's stages of psychosexual development
  • Freudian defense mechanisms
  • Pioneers in human development theory: Freud, Piaget and Jung
  • Carl Jung's theories
  • Alfred Alder's theories
  • Trait theories vs. behavioral theories of leadership
  • Personality traits
  • Self-efficacy and locus of control
  • Self-esteem
  • Genetic influences on personality
  • Personality testing
  • Behavioral and cognitive assessments

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13 Lessons in Chapter 13: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 13: Personality
Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

1. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

Learn how Sigmund Freud's theories helped shape our modern understanding of human motivation and personality development. Review key terms and take a quiz at the end of the lesson to test your knowledge.

Id, Ego and Superego

2. Id, Ego and Superego

Do you know who or what is behind the metaphorical angel and devil sitting on your shoulders, debating whether you should get up for a jog or hit the snooze button again? This lesson examines this type of internal debate by addressing Freud's work on the different sides of our conscious and unconscious selves - the id, the ego and the superego.

Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development

3. Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development

Among Freud's most notorious theories is his theory of psychosexual development. This lesson discusses each of the stages and traces how he theorized that normal development leads to sexual maturity and how certain stages can develop awry.

Freudian Defense Mechanisms

4. Freudian Defense Mechanisms

Do you think that defense mechanisms are what happen in the football field and coping mechanisms are what a team does when the quarterback is injured? Think again. These are just two of the list of Freud's terms used to categorize how we react to life's curve balls. Watch this lesson to get the whole picture.

Pioneers in Human Development Theory: Freud, Piaget & Jung

5. Pioneers in Human Development Theory: Freud, Piaget & Jung

What were the first theories on childhood development? Here, we will look at Freud's theory that started it all and examine Jung and Piaget's theories that followed thereafter.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

6. Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

In this lesson, we will be discussing Carl Jung's theories. Specifically, we will look at his theories on personality, dream analysis and the human psyche. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

7. Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

Alfred Adler's psychoanalytic theory of individual psychology has had a large impact. This lesson will provide a brief overview, explain key concepts, and explore the therapeutic technique used by Adler.

Trait Theories vs. Behavioral Theories of Leadership

8. Trait Theories vs. Behavioral Theories of Leadership

There are many different theories on leadership. In this lesson, we will explore the trait and behavioral theories and explain how they apply to leadership.

Intro to Personality

9. Intro to Personality

You put two people in the same situation and, odds are, they'll react in a range of different ways. Some people might even react in a completely unexpected or extreme way. Why is this? Watch this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes them tick the way they do.

What Are Personality Traits? - Characteristics, Definition & Five Big Traits

10. What Are Personality Traits? - Characteristics, Definition & Five Big Traits

In this lesson, you will learn about personality traits, including the most widely accepted model of classifying personality traits, the Big Five factors. Following the lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control: Definition and Meaning

11. Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control: Definition and Meaning

Self-efficacy is the belief that you can succeed in a specific area of your life, and locus of control is how much control you feel like you have over a situation. What do these two things have in common? In this lesson, we'll explore them both and how they relate to each other.

Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

12. Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

How do genetics impact a person's temperament and personality? This lesson will introduce the world of behavioral genetics and help you understand the role our genes play in determining who we are and how we act.

Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

13. Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Sometimes, faulty thought and behavior patterns cause psychological problems. To uncover the cause of the problems, some psychologists use cognitive and behavioral assessments. We'll look closer at those types of assessments and how they are used.

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