Copyright

Ch 13: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 13: Personality

About This Chapter

The Personality chapter of this Glencoe Understanding Psychology textbook companion course helps students learn the major theories and controversies in personality psychology. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Personality textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Understanding Psychology Personality chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the personality topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Freud's psychoanalytic theory
  • Id, ego and superego
  • Freud's stages of psychosexual development
  • Freudian defense mechanisms
  • Pioneers in human development theory: Freud, Piaget and Jung
  • Carl Jung's theories
  • Alfred Alder's theories
  • Trait theories vs. behavioral theories of leadership
  • Personality traits
  • Self-efficacy and locus of control
  • Self-esteem
  • Genetic influences on personality
  • Personality testing
  • Behavioral and cognitive assessments

Glencoe Understanding Psychology is a registered trademark of McGraw-Hill Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Chapter 13: Personality
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

1. 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.

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

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

Freud's theory of personality is broken into three components that are in internal conflict with each other. This lesson explores those three components: the id, the ego, and the superego.

Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development

3. Freud's Stages of Psychosexual Development

Freud's stages of psychosexual development include oral, anal, phallic, latent, and genital. Discover more about Freud's stages of psychosexual development, which was once influential but is now largely discredited.

Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples

4. Freudian Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Levels & Examples

Sigmund Freud defined defense mechanisms as unconscious reactions that make stress easier to handle. Explore the various levels of Freudian defense mechanisms, ranging from healthy to unhealthy, and find examples of how to tell when a person is using them.

Pioneers in Human Development Theory: Freud, Piaget & Jung

5. Pioneers in Human Development Theory: Freud, Piaget & Jung

Freud based his psychoanalytic theory of human development on satisfying biological instincts, whereas Piaget and Jung based their theories on higher functioning emotional and cognitive development. Learn about Freud, Piaget and Jung and their contributions as pioneers in human development theory.

Carl Jung's Theories: Personality, Psyche & Dreams

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

Carl Jung's contributions to psychology include the concepts of introverts and extroverts, the collective unconscious, and symbolism from dreams. Explore Carl Jung's theories on personality, the human psyche, and dream analysis.

Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

7. Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

Alfred Adler's approach to psychology focuses on interpersonal relationships and success in three life tasks: social, love-marriage, and occupational. Explore Alfred Adler's theories of individual psychology and its four phases of therapy.

Trait Theories vs. Behavioral Theories of Leadership

8. Trait Theories vs. Behavioral Theories of Leadership

Multiple theories of leadership exist, including trait theories centered on personal mannerisms and abilities and behavioral theories which fall into three main categories: autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire. Compare and contrast the definitions and examples of trait theories versus behavioral theories of leadership, and how an individual leader can employ a mixture of both styles.

Intro to Personality

9. Intro to Personality

Personality refers to an individual's characteristic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Understand the different types of personality traits and disorders, the differences between states and traits, and what factors shape personality.

What Are Personality Traits? - Characteristics, Definition & Five Big Traits

10. What Are Personality Traits? - Characteristics, Definition & Five Big Traits

The five-factor model is used to define five core personality traits present in every person: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. This lesson delves into the ~'Big Five~' theory of personality traits and explains how these traits are measured.

Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control: Definition and Meaning

11. Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control: Definition and Meaning

Self-efficacy is the belief that you can succeed in a specific area of your life, and locus of control is how much control you feel you have over a situation. Explore these definitions and meanings, and the benefits of self-efficacy.

Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

12. Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

Believe it or not, our DNA can have a significant impact on our personalities. Explore examples of how human genetics can influence temperament, discover behavioral genetics, and then learn about the identified genetic personality traits.

Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

13. Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Some psychological disorders are caused by behavioral and cognitive problems, such as unhappy life situations or drinking too much alcohol. Learn about cognitive behavioral therapy, and review behavioral and cognitive assessments, including their purpose, process, benefits, and limitations. Explore the five areas model to understand factors psychologists consider to determine if a patient's behavioral and/or cognitive issues have caused psychological disorders.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support