Personality theories

Study level: Undergraduate study programme in psychology
Lecturers:  Ana Butković, Ph.D., Denis Bratko, Ph.D.
Language: Croatian
Semester: 5th (winter)
Status: elective
Form of instruction with class hours: 15 hours of lectures, 30 hours seminars
Prerequisites: none
Student evaluation: written exam

Course description

Introduction to personality theories (Role and importance of theory in personality psychology; Historical development of personality theories; Requirements for the good personality theory; Comparison of the concepts from different personality theories; Evaluation of different personality theories); Structural and process personality theories; Differentiating between theories and models in personality psychology; Fundamental theoretical perspectives in personality psychology (Trait perspective; Psychoanalytical perspective; Cognitive perspective; Learning theories perspective; Humanistic perspective); Overview of the most important personality theories; Application of different personality theories; Comparison and critical evaluation of different personality theories.

Course objectives

Objective of this course is to gather knowledge about different personality theories. Besides just acquainting students with personality theories, special notice will be given to potential application and critical evaluation of the personality theories.

Required readings

John, O.P., Cervone, D., Pervin, L.A. (2005). Personality: Theory and Research, 9th

Recommended readings
Fulgosi, A.(1985). Psihologija ličnosti: Teorije i istraživanja. Zagreb: Školska knjiga