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Ch 11: GACE Behavioral Science: Personality Development & Theories

About This Chapter

This chapter's content targets a major subarea that'll be part of your GACE Behavioral Science assessment. Short, fun video lessons are provided to refresh your memory of personality, including its development and major related theories.

GACE Behavioral Science: Personality Development & Theories - Chapter Summary

Behavioral genetics and temperament are some of the key personality considerations that you can verify your understanding of as you're going through the chapter. You'll also get a chance to ensure your preparedness for any GACE Behavioral Science assessment questions addressing:

  • An introductory look at personality types
  • The theories of Carl Jung
  • Freud's three personality parts and psychosexual development stages
  • Defense mechanisms
  • Adler's personality theories
  • What humanistic psychology and behavioral genetics entail
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Temperament and self-understanding

The engaging video lessons are highly user-friendly and can be watched on computers as well as various handheld devices. Once you finish any video lesson, you can quickly complete a practice quiz to demonstrate your familiarity.

GACE Behavioral Science: Personality Development & Theories Chapter Objectives

Your performance on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment will validate whether you're qualified for teaching the content to students in Georgia. The questions that you see on the assessment that are based on personality development will ask you to select your response. Such questions will stem from the large Psychology subarea of Test I. Each of the assessment's two subtests feature 60 questions and two-hour time limits.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: GACE Behavioral Science: Personality Development & Theories
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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.

Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

3. Freud's Theory of the Id, Ego & Superego: Definitions & Examples

Do you know who or what is behind the metaphorical angel and devil sitting on your shoulders, debating whether you should get up for a jog or hit the snooze button again? This lesson examines this type of internal debate by addressing Freud's work on the different sides of our conscious and unconscious selves - the id, the ego, and the superego.

Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples

4. Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples

Do you think that defense mechanisms are what happen in the football field and coping mechanisms are what a team does when the quarterback is injured? Think again. These are just two of the list of Freud's terms used to categorize how we react to life's curve balls. Watch this lesson to get the whole picture.

Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development

5. Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development

Among Freud's most notorious theories is his theory of psychosexual development. This lesson discusses each of the stages and traces how he theorized that normal development leads to sexual maturity and how certain stages can develop awry.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

6. Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

In this lesson, we will be discussing Carl Jung's theories. Specifically, we will look at his theories on personality, dream analysis and the human psyche. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Alfred Adler on Personality Development

7. Alfred Adler on Personality Development

Psychologists have different opinions about what shapes someone's personality. In this lesson, we'll explore the theories of Alfred Adler, including the effects of inferiority complex, parenting styles, and birth order on personality.

Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality

8. Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality

Do ever wonder about the origins of contemporary therapy practices? This lesson discusses the work of Carl Rogers and how Humanistic Psychology developed into a therapy style that helps us try to find and reach that best version of ourselves.

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

9. 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?

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

10. 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.

Temperament: Definition & Theories

11. Temperament: Definition & Theories

Some personality traits are with us from birth. In this lesson, we'll examine what temperament is, what it can tell us about how a person is likely to turn out, and look at Jerome Kagan and Mary Rothbart's theories about infant temperament.

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