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Ch 2: Factors That Impact Personality Development

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Enjoy a comprehensive overview of factors that impact personality development as you prepare for testing on the subject. This chapter offers fun lessons, quizzes and other study resources you can use to quickly strengthen your knowledge prior to testing.

Factors That Impact Personality Development - Chapter Summary

Our instructors offer an in-depth analysis of factors that impact personality development. Get reacquainted with ways to improve self-esteem in adults, gender roles in society, types of studies in behavioral genetics and other related topics. In no time, you will be ready to:

  • List and describe different personality types
  • Define and discuss theories of personality psychology
  • Explain how to improve self-esteem
  • Differentiate between self-understanding and self-concept
  • Compare and contrast sexuality and gender
  • Describe differences between sex and gender

This chapter features a self-paced format that empowers you to take charge of your study process. Choose the lessons you want to study, review their contents anytime your schedule allows, and repeat the process as necessary. Before, during or after reviewing the lessons, take multiple-choice quizzes to quickly gauge your comprehension of the concepts they cover. The Dashboard traces your progress through this chapter and enables you to submit any questions you have about specific lesson topics to our experts.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Factors That Impact Personality Development
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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.

Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

2. Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

Are you destined to inherit your mother's penchant for collecting old postcards or your father's constant worry that something bad is about to happen? Find out with this lesson, which delves into the world of genetic and environmental behaviors and personality traits.

Personality Psychology: Definition & Theories

3. 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.

What Is Self-Esteem? - Definition & How to Improve It

4. What Is Self-Esteem? - Definition & How to Improve It

Feeling confident about yourself is called self-esteem. During the end of the 20th century, a self-esteem movement was geared at making children feel good about themselves. But did it work? What really improves a person's self-esteem?

How to Improve Self-Esteem in Adults

5. How to Improve Self-Esteem in Adults

It is not uncommon for adults to have self-esteem issues. This lesson will define self-esteem, identify possible causes of low self-esteem, and provide some suggestions on how to improve self-esteem in adults.

Self-Understanding & Self-Concept: How We Perceive Ourselves

6. Self-Understanding & Self-Concept: How We Perceive Ourselves

Answering the question 'Who am I?' can lead to a solid self-concept and self-understanding. Watch this lesson to find out more about the difference in these two things, as well as the factors that go into each of them.

Sexuality & Gender: Difference & Definitions

7. Sexuality & Gender: Difference & Definitions

This lesson defines many important concepts, including sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, gender preference, gender adoption, and gender identification. We also go over the three forms of sexual orientation.

Sex Vs. Gender: Overview

8. Sex Vs. Gender: Overview

Sex refers to our biology. Gender refers to social norms, values, and beliefs that establish gender roles. In this lesson, we will explore the differences between sex and gender and examine the amazing variety of gender roles across cultures and the broad span of human history.

Gender Roles in Society: Definition & Overview

9. Gender Roles in Society: Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we will define gender roles and look into the traditional roles of men and women. We will also explore the shift in these roles and how they appear today.

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