Psychology of Personality (251017)

Learning Outcomes

Give the students a profound knowledge about classic and contemporary personality theories.

Encourage the students to develop the capacity to explore the processes involved in the construction of personality.

Develop in the students the ability to analyze, reflect and to have a critical approach to the subjects about personality.

Study Program

1.    Introduction to Psychology of Personality
1.1.    Personality concept: historical evolution and contemporary conceptions
1.2.    Personality determinants: the role of genetics and environment
1.3.    Personality development process: stability, coherence and change over time
1.4.    Personality functioning

2.    Personality theories
2.1.    Psychoanalytic 
2.2.    Neo-psychoanalytic theories
2.3.    Humanistic theories
2.4.    Personality traits theories

3.    Personality assessment
3.1.    Projective tests
3.2.    Non-projective tests

4.    Personality and psychopathology
4.1.    The concepts of normal and abnormal
4.2.    Presentation and analysis of the main personality disorders
4.3.    Main psychotherapeutic approaches in the treatment of personality disorders



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Pervin, L. A., & John, O. P. (1999) – Handbook of personality: theory and research. The Guilford Press.