Ch 7: Determinants & Theories of Personality

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Increase your knowledge of the social learning theory, Freud's psychoanalytic theory, and more. These lessons on determinants and theories of personality can help you prepare for a class project or get ready to ace an exam.

Determinants & Theories of Personality - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of determinants and theories of personality. While studying these lessons, you will review five basic tenets of self-concept. You will also gain an understanding of characteristics that make all of us unique. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Discuss different personality types
  • List factors that affect personality
  • Explain how Freud shaped the modern understanding of personality development
  • Recall theories of how personality develops
  • Provide examples of the social learning theory
  • Define self-concept in psychology

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6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Determinants & Theories of Personality
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Intro to Personality

1. Intro to Personality

The way a person behaves, thinks, and feels shapes their personality. Delve into how personalities are formed, and the differences between personality traits, disorders, and states.

The Different Factors Affecting Personality

2. The Different Factors Affecting Personality

Personality is impacted by a person's cognition, self-concept, and locus of control and these factors affect how they approach the world. Explore how openness, thoughts, and beliefs can affect and determine personality.

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

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

Psychologist Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory formed the basis for many current psychodynamic theories. Review Freud's theory, including his perspectives on instincts, motivation, personality, and development. Learn about Freud's ideas on the three levels of consciousness, id, superego, ego, and psychosexual development.

Personality Psychology: Definition & Theories

4. Personality Psychology: Definition & Theories

Personality Psychology is a person's long-term characteristic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Learn about personality psychology, psychoanalytic theories, Neo-Freudian theories, behaviorism and humanistic theories, and trait theories.

Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

5. Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

Albert Bandura's Social Learning Theory describes how individuals learn concepts and behavior through observation. Explore this theory through the famous Bobo Doll experiment, learning the four processes: attention, retention, reproduction, motivation.

What Is Self-Concept in Psychology? - Definition & Overview

6. What Is Self-Concept in Psychology? - Definition & Overview

Self-concept encompasses everything you know about yourself and is in charge of the negotiation between your ideal self and your actual self. Discover the definition of self-concept in psychology, explore the differences between your actual self and your imagined or ideal self and how to negotiate between them, and take an overview of the basic tenets of self-concept, including change, stability, protection, problem-solving, and improvement.

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