Discussion: Psychoanalytic and Trait Theory
Based on your readings for this Week, access the Personality Theory Matrix and complete the requested information in the Column B section for Psychoanalytic Theory and Column C section for Trait Theory. You can use this information to support this week’s Discussion post and response and Assignment.
Note: You will use this spreadsheet to guide your learning about personality theories in Weeks 2-6 and to support your completion of your Module Assessment. It will also be submitted in Week 8 as part of your Module Assessment.
- Review the Learning Resources, focusing on theorists, cultural considerations, assessments/interventions, limitations, and unique aspects of both psychoanalytic theory and trait theory.
By Day 4
Post one key idea from the psychoanalytic theoretical orientation and one from trait theory. What is a main difference between these theoretical orientations? What is similar between these theories? Which one do you more closely align with?
Personality Theory Matrix
|PSYC 6220/5220/8221: Psychology of Personality|
|Personality Theory Matrix|
|Instructions: Based on your Module 1 readings for Weeks 2–6, complete the requested matrix information below for each of the 8 personality theory orientations. You will complete the spreadsheet during Weeks 2–6, according to the Assignment instructions each week.|
|Psychoanalytic||Trait||Neo-Psychoanalytic||Behavioral||Humanistic and Existential||Biological and Evolutionary||Integrative||Cognitive and Social-Cognitive|
|Name of theorist(s):|
|How does this theory explain personality?|
|What does the theory say about past experiences of the individual, including cultural considerations?|
|What are the assessments and/or interventions recommended from this theoretical perspective?|
|What are the strengths of this theoretical perspective?.|
|What are the limitations of this theoretical perspective?|
|What are the unique aspects of this theoretical perspective?|
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