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Ch 9: Personality: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Personality chapter of this Introduction to Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about personality. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essential information regarding personality required in a typical introductory psychology course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other introductory psychology work.
  • Identify the personality concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our introduction to psychology tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about personality and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding behavioral genetics, humanistic psychology, trait assessment testing or any other personality topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their psychology learning
  • Prefer learning psychology visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their personality unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in introductory psychology
  • Don't have access to their psychology teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about personality simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live psychology tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about personality on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

19 Lessons in Chapter 9: Personality: Tutoring Solution
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? Watch this lesson for insight into personality types and what makes them 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.

Agreeableness in Personality: Definition & Overview

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.

Black Bile Humor: Definition & Overview

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!

Hans Jurgen Eysenck: Personality Theory & Overview

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.

Introverted Personality: Definition & Characteristics

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.

Myers-Briggs Sensing vs. Intuition

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!

Social Personality Type: Traits & Overview

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.

The Four Humors

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.

Raymond Cattell: Personality Theory & Biography

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.

The Barnum Effect in 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.

Barratt Impulsiveness Scale

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.

Chaos Theory in Psychology

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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