Ch 9: Personality in Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Personality in Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach constructs, theories and assessment of personality in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Personality in Psychology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Personality introduction and behavioral genetics Personality, personality disorders, states, traits, neuroticism; heritability and correlation coefficient
Tuesday The theories of Sigmund Freud Id, ego, superego; mechanisms of defense: projection, denial, repression; stages of psychosexual development
Wednesday Humanistic psychology Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, self-concept, self-esteem and self-image
Thursday History of personality assessment Ancient Greeks and humors; Franz Joseph Gall and phrenology; Rorschach and Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Friday Trait assessment Trait assessment testing (e.g. MMPI), Hans Eysenck; OCEAN

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Personality in Psychology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Humanistic Psychology & Carl Rogers' Theory of Personality

6. 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.

Historical Personality Assessment: Humorism, Phrenology & Physiognomy

7. Historical Personality Assessment: Humorism, Phrenology & Physiognomy

Freud wasn't the first person to try to figure out why people do the things they do. All throughout history, scientific and philosophical brainpower have been devoted to figuring out how we end up the way they do. Find out more about the history of the study of personality in this lesson.

Trait Assessment Testing: Fundamental Attribution Error & OCEAN

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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