2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSY 353 Theories of Personality

(Formerly PSY 243

3 hours 

This course is an overview and critical evaluation of major Western personality theories across the history of psychology. Theories of personality attempt to describe and explain those relatively stable traits, processes, or patterns of behavior that come to constitute an individual's personality. Course readings and assignments cover the historical context, theoretical implications, diversity issues and practical applications of the various theories. Particular emphasis is placed on analyzing how different personality theories characterize the development, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology.




ENG 201, and PSY 101, PSY 242, STA 250