Ch 7: Determinants & Theories of Personality

About This Chapter

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

You can study all the lessons in order, or just the topics you need to review. Our instructors provide plenty of illustrations to help you comprehend principles related to determinants and theories of personality. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge, and you can print the quizzes for use as a study tool.

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

1. 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? Read this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes people tick the way they do.

The Different Factors Affecting Personality

2. The Different Factors Affecting Personality

What makes you unique? In this lesson, we'll examine personality, and some of the factors that affect personality, including how a person's cognition, self-concept, and locus of control can affect how he or she approaches the world.

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

3. 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.

Personality Psychology: Definition & Theories

4. Personality Psychology: Definition & Theories

Many people are fascinated by the characteristics that make each of us unique. Read on to discover the different theories of how personality develops.

Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

5. Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

There are many ways in which human beings learn. One of the most effective ways is by watching, observing and modeling others, and this is known as social learning theory.

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

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

Self-concept encompasses all that you know about your self. We'll focus on the two broad categories of self-concept - ideal, or imagined, self and actual self - and the negotiation between the two. Then we'll cover five basic tenets of self-concept.

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