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Paper 3.4: Basics of Personality

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction

Concept and nature

Factors influencing personality development

Psychobiological correlates: temperament, Humoral theories

Indian concept of personality – triguna

Historical views on personality

10

4

3

3

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Theories in Personality

Psychodynamic approach: Theory of Personality by Freud, Adler, Jung

Trait and type approach: Kretschmer’sclassificationandtheory of personality by Allport, Sheldon’sclassification

Albert Bandura’s Social- Learning theory, Self theories, Indian view

Nervous system property- Pavlov

Genetics of personality

16

6

6

4

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Assessment in the study of personality

Self-report Inventories and Projective techniques; MMPI; TAT

Interviews, Behaviour Assessment, Situational test

Qualitative techniques: Thought and Experience Sampling

Ink blot techniques

A deep interview

14

5

5

4

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books: 

  1. Hall C.S., Lindzey. G., & Campbell, J. B. (1998). Theories of Personality. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  2. Mischel, W., Shoda, Y., &Ayduk, O. (2008). Introduction to Personality. (8th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

 

Reference Books:

  1. Matthews; I. J. Deary; M. C. Whiteman. (2003). Personality Traits.Cambridge University Press.
  2. Daniel Nettle. (2007). Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are. Oxford University Press.
  3. M. Sheldon. (2004). Optimal Human Being: An Integrated Multi-Level Perspective.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  4. Chamorro-Premuzic; A. Furnham. (2005). Personality and Intellectual Competence.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  5. F. Halverson Jr.; G. A. Kohnstamm; R. P. Martin. (1994). The Developing Structure of Temperament and Personality from Infancy to Adulthood. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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