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Ch 2: Personality & Aging

About This Chapter

The engaging video lessons in this chapter make it easy for you to understand personality types and the stages of adult development. Examine theories proposed by Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud and others as you study for a test or work on a homework assignment.

Personality & Aging - Chapter Summary

Instructors in this chapter discuss the main theories of personality and how they relate to the aging process. Learn about the work of renowned psychologists who specialized in adult, personality, psychosexual and other forms of development. Lessons are accessible as fun videos and full transcripts, enabling you to learn these concepts in a format that suits you best. Quizzes and a chapter exam are also available to assess your understanding of personality and aging. Upon completion of this chapter, you will have a good grasp of the following:

  • What the five-factor model of dispositional traits is
  • How Neugarten's personality styles are defined
  • What Eric Erikson's stages of identify formation are
  • How adults develop in stages, according to Levinson
  • Differences between Freud's ideas of id, ego and superego and instinct vs. unconscious motivation
  • How Jung theorized personality

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Personality & Aging
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Five-Factor Model of Dispositional Traits: Definition & Summary

1. 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.

Neugarten's Personality Styles: Definition & Examples

2. Neugarten's Personality Styles: Definition & Examples

Here we will examine the findings of Neugarten, specifically of how the aging process interacts with a person's personality. This interaction ultimately leads to successful or disorganized aging.

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

3. Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development: Theory & Examples

How do we form identities as we age and grow? To answer this question, Erik Erikson came up with eight stages of identity formation that revolve around conflict and resolution. Who are you, and who will you become after completing this lesson?

Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

4. Levinson's Stages of Adult Development Theory

There has been a lot of talk about the development of children. But, do people continue to develop into their adult years? Psychologist Daniel Levinson thought so. In this lesson, we will look into his seven stages of adult development.

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

5. 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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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