PSY 307 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Theories of Personality
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 307
Fall
3
0
3
7

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to present major theories and perspectives on human personality in a historical context. Students are also expected to be able to critically approach scientific, social, biological, cultural, and historical influences in the formation of different personality theories.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain historical development and milestones of personality theories.
  • Summarize basic theories to explain and explore personality.
  • Compare different theories of personality.
  • Critically evaluate of personality theories in relation to historical and social context that they had emerged.
  • Explain human development from different point of views.
  • Discuss etiology of psychopathology from different point of views.
Course Content History of personality theories, explanations of normal development, and emergence of psychopathology

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Personality Theory Chapter 1. Introduction to Personality Theory
2 The Psychoanalytical Perspective I, Freud: Classical Psychoanalysis Chapter 2. The Psychoanalytical Perspective I, Freud: Classical Psychoanalysis
3 The Psychoanalytical Perspective II, Jung: Analytical Psychology Chapter 3. The Psychoanalytical Perspective II, Jung: Analytical Psychology
4 The Psychoanalytic Social Perspective I, Adler: Individual Psychology Chapter 4. The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective I, Adler: Individual Psychology
5 Midterm I
6 The Psychoanalytic Social Perspective II, Erikson: Psychosocial Development Chapter 5. The PsychoanalyticSocial Perspective II, Erikson: Psychosocial Development
7 The Trait Perspective, Allport Chapter 7. The Trait Perspective, Allport
8 Cattel: 16 Factors and the Big Five Chapter 8. Cattel: 16 Factors and the Big Five
9 The Learning Perspective, Skinner and Staats; Dollard and Miller Chapter 10. The Challenge of Behaviorism: Dollar and Miller
10 Midterm I
11 Mischel: Traits in Cognitive Social Learning Theory Chapter 12. Mischel: Traits in Cognitive Social Learning Theory
12 Bandura: Performance in Cognitive Social Learning Theory Chapter 13. Bandura: Performance in Cognitive Social Learning Theory
13 The Humanistic Perspective Rogers: Person Centered Theory Chapter 14. The Humanistic Perspective Rogers: Person Centered Theory
14 Maslow and His Legacy Chaper 15: Maslow and His legacy: Need Hierarchy Theory and Positive Psychology
15 Final Exam
16 Overview of the semester

 

Course Textbooks Theories of Personality. Understanding Persons, Sixth Edition. Susan Cloninger. Pearson Prentice Hall Copyright: 2008
References Power point presentations

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
55
    Total
185

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest