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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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging course
- Introduction to Adult Development and Aging
- Health of the Aging Population
- The Aging Brain and Nervous System
- Effects of Aging on Skin & Body Build
- Effects of Aging on the Sensory System
- Effects of Aging on the Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
- The Aging Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
- Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population
- Changes to Memory & Attention with Age
- Cognitive Development & Aging
- Overview of Intelligence, Wisdom & Creativity
- Mental Health and Lifespan Development Disorders
- Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychological Assessments
- Age-Related Anxiety Disorders
- Substance Abuse Among Aging Populations
- Cognitive Disorders Related to Aging
- Mood & Stress Disorders Affecting the Aging Population
- Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults
- Relationships in Adulthood
- Career Changes Over the Lifespan
- Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood
- Overview of Death, Dying & Bereavement
- Studying for Psychology 108