Project #159257 - Theory of Personality

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Subject Philosophy
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/14/2016 05:00 pm

Humanistic and existential theories of human personality focus on the uniqueness of the individual and the freedom of individuals to make choices that will lead to the actualization of their highest potential. Some of the most influential humanistic or existential theorists were:

    • Abraham Maslow—Self-actualization theory
    • Carl Rogers—Person-centered theory
    • Rollo May—Existential-analytic theory
    • Erich Fromm—Humanistic psychoanalysis 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< THIS FILE FROM WEEK 1 ASSIGNMENT 3  WILL BE UPLOADED) 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
  • Possible causes of positive and negative aspects of the subject's personality


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