Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    
    Oct 01, 2022  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYCH 2750 - Introduction to Personality

(crosslisted)
(also HD 2600 ) (SBA-AS)
Fall. 3 credits.

Recommended prerequisite: introductory psychology or human development course. Introductory courses in social and personality psychology. Each of the following three courses (PSYCH 2650 , PSYCH 2750, PSYCH 2800 ) provides an introduction to a major area of study within social and personality psychology. These courses are independent of one another, and none have any prerequisites. Students may take any one of the courses or any combination of them (including all three). Courses may be taken in any order or simultaneously.

V. Zayas.

A shared assumption among personality psychologists is that each person possesses a personality–i.e., characteristic ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving–that uniquely distinguishes him or her from other people. Each individual’s personality is the culmination of his or her genetic makeup, biology, early life experiences, learning and culture. In this undergraduate-level course, we will review the major theories and research paradigms (e.g., trait, biological, cognitive) of modern-day personality psychology. The course will emphasize contemporary research, theory, and methodology, as well as provide a review of historical accounts that have significantly contributed to current conceptualizations.



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