Project #155756 - Theory of Personality

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Subject Philosophy
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/23/2016 05:00 pm

In an attempt to turn psychology into a more scientific endeavor, many theorists of the twentieth century proposed various scientific theories for different fields of psychology. One such field was psychoanalytic psychology. There were five famous theorists who proposed scientific theories in this field:

  • Sigmund Freud—Psychoanalytic theory
  • Carl Jung—Analytical psychology theory
  • Alfred Adler—Individual psychology theory
  • Erik Erikson—Psychoanalytical ego psychology theory
  • Melanie Klein—Object relations theory

For the first part of this assignment, you will summarize the life and work of one of these theorists. 

This section should include the following in the given order:

  • A short (100–200 words) biographical sketch of the theorist, including:
    • Early life
    • Education
    • Important publications
  • An outline of the personality structure and dynamics defined by the theory proposed by your chosen theorist.
  • A list of important terms associated with the theory.
  • An outline of the stages of personality development as described by the theory. Note if the theory does not include stages of personality development.
  • Description of how the theory explains the development of pathological behavior.
  • Description of psychological tests associated with the theory.
  • Description of the types of therapy, if any, associated with the theory.

Next, you will analyze the personality of your subject (the subject/famous person you chose in Week 1 Assignment 3) ( I will (attach WEEK 1 ASSIGNMENT 3 file)using the concepts and terminology of the theory you have chosen from Part 1 of this assignment. Your analysis should include the following:

  • Your subject's personality structure and dynamics
  • Psychological or character types, if part of the theory
  • Personality development from childhood to adulthood
  • Effect of environment on personality, including learned behavior
  • Possible causes of positive and negative aspects of the subject's personality


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