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Ch 15: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 14: Theories of Personality

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The Theories of Personality chapter of this Holt Psychology Principles in Practice Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with theories of personality. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Theories of Personality textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Theories of Personality chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the personality theory 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:

  • Trait perspective
  • The five-factor model
  • Trait assessment testing
  • Ego, id and superego
  • Freud's defense mechanisms and psychosexual development stages
  • The theories of Carl Jung and Alfred Adler
  • Karen Horney's theories involving basic anxiety and neurosis
  • Social learning theory
  • Social-cognitive learning theory
  • Humanistic psychology

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12 Lessons in Chapter 15: Holt Psychology - Principles in Practice Chapter 14: Theories of Personality
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Trait Perspective: Theory & Definition

1. Trait Perspective: Theory & Definition

Do your friends describe you as calm, or excitable? Are you careful, or careless? These characteristics indicate something about your personality, and psychologists study these traits to discover what makes each of us unique.

The Five-Factor Model of Dispositional Traits: Definition & Summary

2. The Five-Factor Model of Dispositional Traits: Definition & Summary

In this lesson, we will examine the five-factor model, including a look at each of the five factors and where the model came from. In addition, we will learn how a person's five personality factors will change over a lifetime.

Trait Assessment Testing: Fundamental Attribution Error & OCEAN

3. Trait Assessment Testing: Fundamental Attribution Error & OCEAN

Do you know what 'OCEAN' stands for when it comes to personality assessment? This lesson includes the breakdown of all the traits used to assess personality. Which ones apply to you? Are you nervous and neurotic or open to new experiences and optimistic? Find out what this all means.

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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's Theories: Overview & Summary

8. Alfred Adler's Theories: Overview & Summary

Alfred Adler's psychoanalytic theory of individual psychology has had a large impact. This lesson will provide a brief overview, explain key concepts, and explore the therapeutic technique used by Adler.

Basic Anxiety & Neurosis: Karen Horney's Theory

9. Basic Anxiety & Neurosis: Karen Horney's Theory

Explore Karen Horney's theories on the development of basic anxiety and neuroses. Learn about each neurotic need, further illustrated with some real life examples.

Social Learning Theory: Definition & Examples

10. 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.

Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

11. Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

Have you learned behaviors or skills from observing others? Maybe you have learned from observing a teacher, friend, or supervisor. We acquire new knowledge and skills from a variety of methods. This lesson will introduce the concepts of the social-cognitive theory, which focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context.

Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality

12. 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.

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