PSY 298 Psychology of Personality

Spring 2018 - Pālamanui

Laulima Online

Associate Professor Lucy L Jones, PhD

lucyj@hawaii.edu

Office hours as announced and by appointment

Description: icture of Lucy Jones 

 

Required Textbooks:

Personality and Personal Growth by Robert Frager and James Fadiman, 7th edition. 

 

Course Description:

This course will compare and contrast the basic theoretical approaches to personality, including their corresponding view of development, change, and assessment. It will distinguish between the various methodological approaches to personality research, and assess the strength of research findings within a given research perspective.

Prerequisites:

ENG 21 or ESL 21, or placement in ENG 102; and ENG 22 or (ESL 22G and ESL 22W) or placement in ENG 100; and PSY 100.

General Education Learning Outcomes:

 

Course Learning Outcomes:

Course Requirements:

Final Essay:

Most personalities are a combination of several theories. For your final essay, you will create a detailed analysis of your own personality using the information covered in class as well as outside research. Rubrics will be given to you within the first two weeks of the semester.

Introductions:
Within the first week of class, as part of class participation, you are required to prepare an introduction. You will do this by posting to the INTRODUCTIONS folder on the Discussion page. Please include a recognizable photo (I need to be able to recognize you on the street!) and tell us something about yourself (minimum 100 words), but do NOT include your phone number, address, or other private details.

Laulima:
We use Laulima, our online program, to turn in all written work. I also need you to use 16 font Arial for the sake of my eyes. Please check there regularly for any announcements each week and to pick up your assignments.. Go to your UH Portal, and on that page is the logo for Laulima. You will sign in using your school ID and password.This class will require dependable Internet access, and minimal technical skills. You must have a broadband connection (no dial-up), and MS Word (not MS Works) or PDF reader. Safari (for Mac) is not adequate for this work, so please download Mozilla Firefox as your Internet browser. Please allow extra time for cyber glitches, and don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your work.

Quizzes and Exams:

By reading your weekly papers, observing participation in discussions, and the quality of your final research assignment I will know what you are learning in this course. I reserve the right to have a quiz periodically in order to augment my evaluation of your knowledge and understanding of the basics of psychology of personality.

Students With Verified Disabilities:

If you have a disability with verification on file with our Office of Students with Disabilities, please let me know if you think you will need accommodation. I will be glad to provide accommodations as needed.

Student Conduct Code and Non-Discrimination Policy:

Our College has a Student Conduct Code that defines expected conduct and specifies those acts subject to University sanctions. Look in the school catalog (http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/catalog/). You are to be familiar with this code. Also in the catalog is information regarding our "Policy on Sexual Harassment" and "Academic Grievances".

Semester Reflection:
At the end of the semester, please write a brief paragraph of at least one thing you learned over the course of the semester that will benefit you in your personal and/or professional life. A class has no meaning unless it can be of some value other than merely a grade or three credits.

Cyber-Class:

Sometimes assignments are lost in cyberspace. Make sure that you keep an electronic copy of everything you send in case you have to verify that you sent an assignment by the due date. The time an item is sent shows up on electronic submissions. With electronic copies sent to yourself, you can forward lost assignments to me to receive credit for the module. Invariably your computer will decide to be difficult or it will crash just the very moment before midnight that you were going to send in your assignment. Technical difficulties do not alter the deadlines. Have a backup plan. Please plan ahead so you that don’t get caught by a troublesome computer problem at the last minute.

My Success Program:
At Hawai`i Community College we want every student to be successful. The MySuccess program is a UHCC system-wide effort that seeks to support students early in the semester when they first begin experiencing difficulty in a class.  If I feel you are having difficulty in my class (ex. missing class, missing assignments, and low test scores) I may refer you to Support Services   Once referred, your counselor will follow up with you by phone or email to find out what kinds of help you might need, connect you with the necessary resources, and to help you develop a strategy for success.  You may find your Support Network in the MySuccess tab on your MyUH  page, or the MySuccess  tab linked to this course in Laulima.

There are 3 criteria for a Referral:

eCAFE:
At the end of the semester, you will be given the opportunity to evaluate the course and instructor. I give a 10-point incentive if you let me know you have completed the survey. This can be a screen shot, or copy of the completion. I don’t want to know how you answered the evaluation, just that you did it.

Meet With Me (A Requirement): At least once during the semester you are required to meet with me to discuss your chosen topic for the final research paper (worth 20 points). I live on the Kona side of the Big Island, but I make periodic visits to the other islands. If you live somewhere other than the Big Island, we can make arrangements to meet when I will be on your island. If you have access to Skype, this can be a way to discuss your work or questions you have. My Skype address is lucy.lee.jones.

Technology and Online Requirements: This is an online class and will require time and commitment, dependable Internet access, and minimal technical skills. You must have a broadband connection (no dial-up), and MS Word (not MS Works) or PDF reader. Safari (for Mac) is not adequate for this work, so please download Mozilla Firefox as your Internet browser. Please allow extra time for cyber glitches, and don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your work. All assignments will require more than a cursory reading at the end of the week.

Where to put your work: Written work for assignments will have specifically labeled folders on the “Discussion” page.

Turnitin: You are to use Turnitin with each of your papers. The Class ID is 15542989 and the password is “psy298” (without the quotation marks). Under Modules in Laulima, “turnitin” is explained more completely in case you are not familiar with using it.

Announcements: Please check Laulima regularly for announcements. You can sign in using your school ID and password. Sometimes it will show up in your email, as well.

How to Contact Me: You may either use “Messages” (see link on left), or my office (808-969-8849), or email ( lucyj@hawaii.edu ). I can receive texts on my cell phone (808-937-4131), also. Regardless of how you try to contact me, please tell me your name so I know who you are.

Modules: This course is divided into sixteen modules with a specific topic in each module. Each week, check the module for:


Grades:At the end of each week, you will be able to check the Gradebook on Laulima to see where you stand. If you are more than two weeks behind, you need to talk with me ASAP. I will accept no late work past the end of each four weeks. At times, there will be more or less points than indicated. The final grade is based on the percentage of total points given through the semester.

Semester Grades

90-100% = A

80-89%   = B

70-79%   = C

60-69%   = D

0 – 59%  = F

Grades are based on the following

PSY 298 Rubric: Introduction, Weekly Assignments, Participation, Final Research Essay

 

Excellent (A)

Good (B)

Adequate (C)

Inadequate (D)

No Credit (F)

 

Your Introduction

 

Provided biographical details; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation; photo AND overall excellence (20)

 

 

Provided biographical details; correct spelling, grammar, punctuation; photo (18)

 

Provided biographical details; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation (16)

 

Provided biographical details; met length requirement; but incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation (12)

 

Late submission or not published by the due date (0)

 

Weekly Assignments

 

Thoughtful & provocative response; met length requirements; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation AND overall excellence, (20)

 

 

Thoughtful response; met length requirements;

correct spelling, grammar, punctuation (18)

 

Met length requirement; incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation (16)

 

Inadequate length, incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation (12)

 

Late submission or not published by the due date (0)

 

Personal Personality Paper

 

(I will give a rubric specific to the research paper)

 

Thoughtful & provocative issues; met length requirements; excellent concluding statement; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation AND overall excellence, (40)

 

 

Thoughtful issues; met length requirements;

correct spelling, grammar, punctuation

(35)

 

Met length requirement; incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation

(30)

 

Inadequate length, incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation

(25)

 

Late submission or not published by the due date (0)

 

 

Participation

 

Met length requirement; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation; thoughtful and provocative response (10)

 

 

Met length requirement; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation; good response (8)

 

Met length requirement; correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation

(6)

 

Inadequate length, incorrect spelling, grammar, or punctuation

(4)

 

 

Late submission or not published by the due date (0)

 

 

Semester

Reflection

 

Thoughtful & provocative responses; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Overall excellence (20)

 

 

Thoughtful responses; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation

(18)

 

Simple response; correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation

(16)

 

Inadequate response; incorrect grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

(12)

 

Late submission or not published by the due date (0)

 

TENTATIVE TOPICS AND SCHEDULE

Module 1: Introduction

What is personality?

Modern theories of personality

Characteristics of a good theory of personality?

 

Module 2: Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis

Major concepts

Psychosexual stages of development

Anna Freud and the Defense Mechanisms

Psychoanalysis

Therapist and therapy

Evaluation and current influence

 

Module 3: Carl Gustav Jung and Analytical Psychology

Major concepts

Psychological growth

Obstacles to growth

            Jung's typology

Jung's influence

 

Module 4: Alfred Adler and Individual Psychology

Major concepts

Psychological growth

Obstacles to growth

Role of the therapist

Adler's influence

 

Module 5: Karen Horney and Humanistic Psychoanalysis

Major concepts

Horney's new paradigm

Nonclinical applications of Horney

Feminine psychology

 

Module 6: Feminist Approaches to Personality Theory

A brief history of feminism

Feminist contributions to feminist psychology

Relational-cultural theory

 

Module 7: Erik Erikson and the Life Cycle

Major concepts

Intellectual antecedents

An epigenetic model of human development

Identity

Psychohistory

Dynamics

A theory of social identity

 

Module 8: William James and the Psychology of Consciousness

Major concepts

Characteristics of thought

Emotion and pragmatism

Obstacles to growth

The Mind is in the body

The psychology of consciousness

 

Module 9: B.F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism

Major concepts

Intellectual antecedents

            Scientific analysis of behavior

            Conditioning and reinforcement

            What supports or impedes personal growth

            Skinner's influence

 

Module 10: Albert Bandura and Social Cognitive Psychology; Aaron Beck and Cognitive Therapy

Major concepts

Bandura and Social Cognitive Therapy

Beck and Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Techniques for self-help

 

Module 11: George Kelly and Personal Construct Psychology

Major concepts

Process and function of construct systems

Applications

Module 12: Carl Rogers and the Person-Centered Perspective

Major concepts

Self-actualizing tendency

Person-centered therapy

Group work

 

Module 13: Abraham Maslow and Transpersonal Psychology

Psychoanalysis

Social Anthropology

Gestalt Psychology

Kurt Goldstein

Self-actualization

Transpersonal Psychology

 

Module 14-15: Eastern Theories (Sufi, Zen Buddhism, Yoga, and more)

Major concepts

Psychological growth

Obstacles to growth

Research and developments