PSY 208 Psychology of Personality



The aim of this course is to provide an Understanding of the concept of Personality focusing on its theoretical perspectives and assessment with clinical and psychometric methods.                   


Course Content;


Introduction and History of Personality.

Behavioural approach

Cognitive approach

Type and trait approach

Psychodynamic approach

Humanistic and Existential approach

Social learning approach

Systematic approach

Personality assessment.        


Recommended Readings:-

1.      Carson, R. C. Butcher, J.N. Coleman, J.C.1988. Abnormal Psychology and Modern life. (8th ED); London, Foresman and company.

2.      Comer, R.J.1995. Abnormal Psychology. (2nd ED), New York, W.H. freeman and company.

3.      Comer, R.J.1996. Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology. New York, W.H. freeman and Company.

4.      DSM iv TM.1995. Diagnostic and statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. (4th ED), Washington DC, American Psychiatric Association.

5.    Halgin, R.P. Whitbourne, S.K.1997. Abnormal Psychology. (2nd ED), Srown and Benchmark Publishers