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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

Paper 2.1: Theories of Personality

Unit

Contents

Teaching Hrs.

Domain

I Key concepts

Theories – meaning, types, and construct; interactionism

Personality and temperament – humoral theory, trait vs types

Freud’s psychoanalytic theory

R.B. Cattell’s factor analytic theory

Neo-freudians’ approach

Sheldon’s classification

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II Major Theories

Allport’s psychology of individuality

Murray’s personology – needs

Roger’s self theory

Eysenck’s three dimensional theory of personality

Hippocrates’ theory of personality

Comprehensive comparison of various theories of personality theory

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III Unit III: Other models

Existential notions – being

Behavioristic – social learning theory

Self theories – Bandura

Eastern views – Tridosha and Triguna

 Cultural construction of self

Dynamic aspects of self concept

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Syllabus Books:

  1. Maddi, S.R. (1972). Personality theories: a comprehensive analysis. Dorsey Press: Illinois
  2. Hall, C. and Lindzey, G. (1978). Theories of Personality. Wiley: New York.
  3. Eysenck, H.J. and Eysenck, M.W. (1985). Personality and individual differences. Plenum: New York.

Reference Books:

  1. Chamorro-Premuzic; A. Furnham. (2005).Personality and Intellectual Competence. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  2. Jensen, M. (2015). Personality Traits, Learning and Academic AchievementsJournal of Education and Learning, 4, (4).
  3. F. Halverson Jr. G. A. Kohnstamm; R. P. Martin. (1994). The Developing Structure of Temperament and Personality from Infancy to Adulthood.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Admission 2017