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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 19, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PSYC 2330 - Psychology of Personality

Hours: 3
An introduction to personality psychology. The origins, evolution, main themes, and major applications of some of the most influential personality theories. Evaluating the empirical data supporting and challenging each theory, discussing the social and psychological implications of the various theories, and assessing their contributions to our understanding of self and others. Developing the ability to broadly discuss different approaches to personality and the general challenges inherent in the attempt to define and measure personality. Appreciation of the role of critical empirical inquiry in evaluating theoretical claims regarding personality, and the multidimensional nature of human behavior and the importance of context in shaping our understanding and perceptions.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1000 or 1050.