FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

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
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
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 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;
  • Will be able to explain historical development and milestones of personality theories.
  • Will be able to summarize basic theories to explain and explore personality.
  • Will be able to compare different theories of personality.
  • Will be able to critically discuss of personality theories in relation to historical and social context that they had emerged.
  • Will be able to explain human development from different point of views.
  • Will be able to discuss aetiology of psychopathology from different point of views.
Course Description In this course, the 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 Review of the Semester
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Theories of Personality. Understanding Persons, Fifth Edition. Susan Cloninger. Pearson Prentice Hall Copyright: 2008

ISBN-13 978-0132434096

ISBN-10 0132434091

 
Suggested Readings/Materials

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EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
50
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
35
70
Final Exam
1
50
50
    Total
210

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

X
2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

X
4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

X
5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

X
7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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

 


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