PSY 214 : Introduction to Personality

Covers a variety of personality theories including the theoretical and scientific explanations for individuals' characteristic patterns of perception, thought, emotion and behavior. Emphasizes the understanding and mastery of personality constructs applied to students' personal and professional lives.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

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Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Analyze the determinants of personality characteristics to better understand their effects on cognitions, emotions, and behavior.
  • Think critically about and apply theoretical and research-based explanations for human behavior in order to successfully negotiate the
  • challenges of daily living.
  • Apply the major personality domains and theories to better understand one’s own behavior and the behavior of others.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS, Social Sciences/ASOT-B.

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