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  • 1. UniversityCourse ofSyllabus PhoenixPSY 405Please print a copy of this syllabus for handy reference.Whenever there is a question about what assignments are due, please rememberthis syllabus is considered the ruling document.GENERAL COURSE INFORMATIONCOURSE NUMBER: PSY 405COURSE TITLE:Theories of PersonalityCOURSE START DATE:11/27/2012COURSE END DATE:01/14/2013REQUIRED READING: Students are required to read all materials available at theCourse Materials site for this course on http://ecampus.phoenix.edu.Facilitator InformationBarry Brooks PhDbarrybrooksphd@gmail.com (University of Phoenix)barrybrooksphd@gmail.com (Personal)509.279.3328(PST)Facilitator AvailabilityI am available from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Central Time on most days, but I attempt to reserveSunday for my family. During the week, I am online most of the time during 9 a.m.-9p.m. On Saturdays, I tend to be online in the morning only. If these times are notconvenient for you, please let me know. I will be happy to accommodate your schedule,if possible. I provide you with these times to make it easier to communicate with me,and not to limit our contact. I want you to know that, should you need to contact meoutside these time frames, you should not hesitate to do so. My contact phone numberis listed in my signature on each post in the course room (509) 279-3328.For emergencies, when you are not able to gain access to messages on the OnlineLearning System (OLS), please send a message to my personal email address.
  • 2. General Course DescriptionThis course surveys the field of personality from a scientific perspective, examining thegeneral approaches to understanding personality. The key theorists and conceptsassociated with each perspective are highlighted, along with the strengths andlimitations of the different approaches.Course ObjectivesSee Course Objectives in the Course Materials for this course.The Online Weekly ScheduleElectronic weeks begin on Tuesday and ends on Monday at Midnight (Mountain TimeZone).Day 1 – TuesdayDay 2 – WednesdayDay 3 – ThursdayDay 4 – FridayDay 5 – SaturdayDay 6 – SundayDay 7 – MondayWhere to Go to Class: Your Course ForumsMain Forum: This is the main forum for the class and is where discussion is conducted.It has read-and-write access for everyone.Chat-Room Forum: This is a read-and-write access forum. It is designed as a place todiscuss issues not related to the course content. This is the forum to which we will sendour bios.Course-Materials Forum: This is a read-only forum, which means you can readmessages here but cannot send any. This is where I will post the course syllabus andmaterials.Learning-Team-A, B, C, D and E: These five Learning Team forums will be used asworkrooms for the learning teams. You will be assigned to one of these learning teams.Individual Forum: You will see one forum with your name on it. This is a private forum,shared only by you and me, the facilitator. Your classmates will not have access to thisforum.
  • 3. Point Values for Course AssignmentsASSIGNMENTS PointsIndividual (70%)Participation (Answering DQ’s, WKLY Summary, 20Responding to Classmates DQ Responses. All fiveweeks = 4 points each week @ 2 points for participationclassroom discussions &2 points for DQ responses)WK 1 Introductions to Personality Paper 15WK 2 Personality Overview Paper 15WK 4Personality Analysis 20Learning Team (30%)Psychodynamic Personality Theories MatrixWK 2 7Humanistic and Existential Personality Theories Matrix 7WK 3Dispositional Personality Theories Matrix WK 4 8Learning Personality Theories Matrix WK 5 8Total 100GRADINGFeedbackEach week, I will provide grades or scores and comments on assignments within 6 daysof when they were due. I will send feedback to your Individual Forum. After I sendfeedback each week, I will post a notification in the Main Forum. All graded papersneed to be written and cited in APA format as summarized in APA Sixth Edition. Eachpaper is to include the following: Title Page, Intro, Text/Body, Headings (Level I’s &III’s), Citations, Conclusion, and Reference Page (3-5 References=includingCourse text Material). The Matrix Assignmentsmust have a Title Page &Reference Page (incorporate 3-5 citation sources in the Matrix). Combine eachweekly Matrix into one document. Remember that you’re writing research papers
  • 4. not opinion papers. So, make sure to connect your papers with the coursereadings.Grading FormulaPoints Grade95+ A90-94 A-87-89 B+84-86 B80-83 B-77-79 C+74-76 C70-73 C-67-69 D+64-66 D60-63 D-<59 FPartial points will be rounded to the nearest full point; for example, 83.4=83 leads to agrade of B-; and 83.5=84 leads to a grade of B.
  • 5. ASSIGNMENTSWeek 1 AssignmentsWeekly SummariesWeekly summaries will be required in this course and counted as class participation.Discussion QuestionsOnly posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participationscore.All Week: Participation (2 points) DQ’s (2 points): Remember to participate in the classdiscussions 4 out of 7 days during the week.Course MaterialsFeist, J., &Feist, G. J. (2009).Theories of personality (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.All electronic materials are available on the student website.Week One: Introduction to Personality Details Due PointsObjectives 1.1 Define personality. 1.2 Examine theoretical approaches in studying personality. 1.3 Analyze factors that may influence an individual’s personality development.Readings Read Ch. 1 of Theories of Personality. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.Participation Participate in class discussion. Monday 2 Day 7Discussion Respond to weekly discussion questions. Monday 2Questions Day 7Learning Team Resource: Learning Team ToolkitInstructions Complete the Learning Team CharterIndividual Prepare a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you examine Monday 15Introduction to personality theory. Address the following concepts: Day 7
  • 6. Personality Paper Define personality. Examine theoretical approaches in studying personality. Analyze factors that may influence an individual’s personality Development. Include an APA formatted Title Page, citations, Reference Page with 3-5 sources utilized in citations within the Paper. Do not over rely on citing one source.Week Two: Psychodynamic Personality Theories Details Due PointsObjectives 2.1 Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of psychodynamic personality theories. 2.2 Analyze the strengths and limitations of psychodynamic personality theories. 2.3 Analyze individual personality characteristics, using psychodynamic personality theories. 2.4 Explain interpersonal relations, using psychodynamic personality theories.Readings Read Ch. 2–6 & 8 of Theories of Personality. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.Participation Participate in class discussion. Monday 2 Day 7Discussion Respond to weekly discussion questions. Monday 2Questions Day 7Individual Prepare a 1050- to 1,400-word paper that is based on the theories 15Personality of personality covered in the readings. Choose two and analyze theOverview strengths and limitations of the theories. Compare and contrast them in relationship to: Basic or underlying assumptions Deterministic versus free will Awareness of self (e.g., conscious versus unconscious motives for behavior). Include an APA formatted Title Page, citations, Reference Page with 3-5 sources utilized in citations within the Paper. Do not over rely on citing one source.Learning Team Complete the Psychodynamic Personality Theories Matrix, using Monday 7Psychodynamic the text, the University Library, the Internet, and other resources. Day 7Personality TheoriesMatrix Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word analysis of the strengths and limitations of the theories listed in explaining individuals’ behavior. Address the following: Describe how psychodynamic theories affect individual personalities.Explain how psychodynamic theories influence interpersonal relationships.
  • 7. Attach your matrix to your analysis when you submit it to your faculty. Include an APA formatted Title Page, citations, Reference Page with 3-5 sources utilized in citations within the Matrix.Week Three: Humanistic and Existential Personality Theories Details Due PointsObjectives 3.1 Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of humanistic and existential personality theories. 3.2 Analyze the strengths and limitations of humanistic and existential personality theories. 3.3 Analyze individual personality characteristics, using humanistic and existential personality theories. 3.4 Explain interpersonal relations, using humanistic and existential personality theories.Readings Read Ch. 10–12 of Theories of Personality. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.Participation Participate in class discussion. Monday 2 Day 7Discussion Respond to weekly discussion questions. Monday 2Questions Day 7Learning Team Complete the Humanistic and Existential Personality Theories Monday 7Humanistic and Matrix, using the text, the University Library, the Internet, and other Day 7Existential resources.Personality TheoriesMatrix Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word analysis of the strengths and limitations of the theories listed in explaining individuals’ behavior. Address the following: Analyzehow humanistic and existential theories affect individual personalities. Explain how humanistic and existential theories influence interpersonal relationships. Attach your matrix (include previous week’s Matrix with improvements) to your analysis when you submit it to your facilitator. Include an APA formatted Title Page, citations, Reference Page with 3-5 sources utilized in citations within the Matrix.
  • 8. Week Four: Dispositional Personality Theories Details Due PointsObjectives 4.1 Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of dispositional personality theories. 4.2 Analyze the strengths and limitations of dispositional personality theories. 4.3 Analyze individual personality characteristics, using dispositional personality theories. 4.4 Explain interpersonal relations, using dispositional personality theories.Readings Read Ch. 13 & 14 of Theories of Personality. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.Participation Participate in class discussion. Monday 2 Day 7Discussion Respond to weekly discussion questions. Monday 2Questions Day 7Individual Select two of the following theoretical approaches: psychodynamic, Monday 20Personality Analysis humanistic and existential, dispositional, or learning. Make sure the Day 7 two selected are not the same as from Week Two. Obtain faculty approval. Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you compare and contrast the theories selected. Address the following items: Describe the role of personality in affecting situational behavior. Examine the personality characteristics attributed to each of the theories in your approach. Explain the interpersonal relational aspects associated with the theories selected. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Three- Five References Include an APA formatted Title Page, citations, Reference Page with 3-5 sources utilized in citations within the Paper. Do not over rely on citing one source.Learning Team Complete the Dispositional Personality Theories Matrix, using the Monday 8Dispositional text, the University Library, the Internet, and other resources. Day 7Personality TheoriesMatrix Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word analysis of the strengths and limitations of the theories listed in explaining individuals’ behavior. Address the following: Describe how dispositional theories affect individual personalities. Explain how dispositional theories influence interpersonal relationships.
  • 9. Attach your matrix (include previous weeks) to your analysis when you submit it to your facilitator. Include an APA formatted Title Page, citations, Reference Page with 3-5 sources utilized in citations within the Matrix.Week Five: Learning Personality Theories Details Due PointsObjectives 5.1 Describe the assumptions, reliability, validity, and applications of learning personality theories. 5.2 Analyze the strengths and limitations of learning personality theories. 5.3 Analyze individual personality characteristics, using learning personality theories. 5.4 Explain interpersonal relations, using psychodynamic learning personality theories.Readings Read Ch. 15–17 of Theories of Personality. Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.Participation Participate in class discussion. Monday 2 Day 7Discussion Respond to weekly discussion questions. Monday 2Questions Day 7Learning Team Complete the Learning Personality Theories Matrix, using the text, Monday 8Learning Personality the University Library, the Internet, and other resources. Day 7Theories Matrix Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word analysis of the strengths and limitations of the theories listed in explaining individuals’ behavior. Address the following: Describe how learning theories affect individual personalities. Explain how learning theories influence interpersonal relationships. Attach your matrix (including all previous week’s) to your analysis when you submit it to your facilitator Include an APA formatted Title Page, citations, Reference Page with 3-5 sources utilized in citations within the Matrix. Please include each week’s matrix in the final copy turned into the instructor.