PSYC521 - Personality Theory & Development

This course includes exploration of the theories, dynamics and processes of personality; the nature and causes of the personality proposed by major personality theorists; various modes of practice derived from psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, psychophysiological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and existential theoretical paradigms; and the symptomologies of major psychiatric disorders; and use of the DSM-IV-TR in practice. In this course, learners will articulate the major psychological theories of personality and the characteristics of an individual which provide the foundation of the personality, and will research the theories of etiology and development of personality characteristics. Learners will also explore psychologically healthy and deviant personality functioning within varied social and cultural contexts and ways in which stable characteristics are modified.

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