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- Define personality.
- Discuss behavioral genetics.
- Analyze Freud's personality theory on the id, ego and superego.
- Provide examples of Freudian defense mechanisms.
- List Freud's stages of psychosexual development.
- Understand the scope of humanistic psychology.
- Name some outmoded approaches to personality assessment.
- Take a look at testing methods for assessing personality traits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Agreeableness in Personality: Definition & Overview
In this lesson, you will learn to define agreeableness as a personality trait. We will also discuss how knowing a person's degree of agreeableness can be beneficial.
10. Black Bile Humor: Definition & Overview
This lesson describes what humor and black bile have in common. It is interesting to know that humor in this case is not about laughing, but about physical and mental health!
11. Hans Jurgen Eysenck: Personality Theory & Overview
Hans Jurgen Eysenck was a noted psychologist in the field of personality. In this lesson, you will discover Eysenck's hierarchy of personality and the broad traits at the top of the hierarchy.
12. Introverted Personality: Definition & Characteristics
Do you prefer to be alone and find being around a large group of people tiring? If so, you may have an introverted personality. Learn more about the introverted personality from examples and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
13. Myers-Briggs Sensing vs. Intuition
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a popular personality inventory that is currently used fairly frequently. Some employers even administer the MBTI as part of the interview process before they select candidates. Find out more about it in this lesson!
14. Social Personality Type: Traits & Overview
In this lesson, you will learn about the personality trait referred to as social. You will learn to define the social personality trait as well as learn about how it relates to work. Following this lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
15. The Four Humors
When we talk about the 'four humors,' we unfortunately are not referring to comedy. Humors are fluids that ancient physicians believed control a person's temperament, personality, and health.
16. Raymond Cattell: Personality Theory & Biography
This lesson provides biographical information on the psychologist Raymond Cattell and also explains his theory on personality, which was a major contribution to the field of psychology.
17. The Barnum Effect in Psychology
The Barnum effect causes us to see connections where there aren't any and validates things simply because we believe them to be true. In this lesson, you will learn the definition of the Barnum effect and gain insight into how it affects our perceptions.
18. Barratt Impulsiveness Scale
The Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS) is an assessment used to measure impulsive behavior in individuals. This lesson will define impulsiveness and detail how it is assessed and measured using the scale.
19. Chaos Theory in Psychology
This lesson looks at how chaos theory, which has been used by many scientific disciplines, applies to psychology. After defining chaos theory we'll take a look at how chaos theory research has had an effect on psychology and practice.
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