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Personality in Psychology Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

This lesson plan is a tool for helping teachers instruct students about personality psychology. Students will learn about a variety of theories related to the development of personality, including psychoanalytic theory, humanistic theories, and trait theories.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson on personality psychology, students will be able to:

  • Ask and answer questions about personality development.
  • Summarize various theories related to how thoughts, feelings, and behavior is developed.
  • Describe examples for each of the theories using content-specific vocabulary.

Length

90 minutes

Common Core Curriculum Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

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