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Course SummaryPsychology 310 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging psychology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Course Progress||Best Score|
|Lesson 1 - Personality Psychology Assignment 1 - Case Study|
At the end of this course, you'll cover the psychoanalytic theories of personality, the biological aspects of personality and many personality theories, including humanistic, cognitive and psychoanalytic.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Analyze the theoretical explanations for understanding personality development, describe their historical underpinnings and the founding theorist(s) associated with each.
- Critique each personality theory and identify the most appropriate situation for employing each theory.
- Judge individuals' personalities using various personality assessment tools to include the TAT, ACT, Myers-Briggs, and DISC.
- Differentiate approaches that psychology has developed for understanding personality to include Humanistic, Trait Theory, Socio-Cognitive, Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic.
- Differentiate between race, culture, religion and ethnicity and describe the influence each one has on personality.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but most students prefer to complete Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology and/or Psychology 106: Abnormal Psychology before taking this course.
Psychology 310 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
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This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category, and by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Psychology 310 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Psychology 310 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to Personality Psychology||Outlines the history of this study, the theories that govern it and the role of the unconscious in personality|
|Personality Research & Assessment||Explores conducting research, bias and how the correct personality assessments are selected|
|Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality||Identifies Freud's psychoanalytic theories, states of psychosexual development and layers of the self|
|Adler & Jung & Personality Theory||Details inferiority complex, the psychodynamic approach to personality and the role of dreams and the psyche in personality according to Carl Jung and Alfred Adler|
|Neo-Analytic & Ego Approaches to Identity||Discusses analytical psychology, the modern approaches to identity and the theories of Anna Freud and Heinz Hartmann|
|Biological Aspects of Personality||Explains the impact biology has on personality, Darwin's theory of natural selection and the role the environment plays in personality|
|Psychodynamic Theories & Theorists||Discusses prominent female psychologists, ego theory and psychodynamic psychology|
|Behavioral & Learning Aspects of Personality||Describes classical conditioning, behavior learning and the theories of B.F. Skinner|
|Cognitive & Existential Theories of Personality||Explores social intelligence, the cognitive approaches to personality development and the theories of Julian B. Rotter and Rollo May|
|Humanistic Theories & Theorists||Details Maslow's hierarchy of needs, sense of self in psychology and the criticisms of the humanistic approach to psychology|
|Trait Aspects of Personality||Outlines personality traits, how they are used to assess personality and the theories of Gordon Allport|
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