Personality is your relatively unique and consistent expressions of behavioral characteristics. Where do those patterns of behavior come from? What makes yours different from everyone else's? And is it even possible that your behavior isn't as consistent as you might like to think?
The videos for this course are the ideal study tool for AP Psychology courses, CLEP Psychology test preparation, and any college-level Personality Psychology course. They explore some of the key issues in the study of Psychology of Personality, and describe several major theoretical frameworks for Understanding Yourself, what it is inside you that organizes your behavior into a stable, distinct personality.
What's the best way to characterize "personality"?
What do the "Big Five" do?
Part 1 of a two-part video explaining how a statistical procedure called "factor analysis" can help identify basic traits.
The second part of the factor analysis video.
Apparently, not everyone is a big fan of this personality concept.
Measuring behavior a bunch of times is better than measuring it once.
When being consistent is important to you, you'll be consistent.
"What's good for the goose,...."
Dozens (at least!) of Freudian ideas have become part of everyday conversations and our shared understanding of what people are like.
We want things.
There's so much to be afraid of. And pardon me for ending a sentence in a preposition.
Resolving conflicts the wrong way, illustrated.
Hiding from reality can't be good.
Unsatisfied needs lead to unsatisfying substitutes. And that leads to habits. Here, in Part 1, oral and anal habits are covered. Yeah, you read that right.
The second part of the "Habits" video covers genital habits. Yeah, you read that right, too.
Why be thoughtful? Why be flexible? And what is "good mental health"?
Carl Jung said that life is "a complex of opposites." What does that mean, and what would it have to do with your behavior?
Instincts prod you into developing opposing aspects of your...self. And that means you face some choices. How so?
Figuring out what to do involves making three separate choices. The choices you make reflect your "psychetype." So, what's yours?
The 'psyche' is a busy place. In this video, the four components of your self are introduced, and your collective unconscious is discussed (or is it "our" collective unconscious?).
The second part of the "Character" video. This time, ego, persona, and shadow.
What's 'balance', anyway? And what would be so bad about not achieving it? What's so good about having it?
Uncomfortable? Get balanced.
Putting Carl Rogers' Self Theory into perspective.
Three options. So?
A quick look at the general idea behind George Kelly's theory.
A concise presentation of Kelly's theory. Any questions?
It's kind of simple: Genes don't build traits.
It was a game show in the '50s.
Differences. It's just about differences. That's not nothing, but it might not be what most people would want it to be.
Evolutionary didn't happen this morning.
Well,...this'll explain a lot.
Dr. Sharpsteen has been a professor of psychology for nearly 30 years, specializing in topics related to social psychology and personality. He's the author of REA's CLEP Introductory Psychology, a test preparation guide for introductory/general psychology courses.