A. General Learning Objectives
This course seeks to:
- Give in-depth coverage of the major theorists, theories, and key concepts related to the study of personality development.
- Consider appropriate criteria for the evaluation of each theory from a practical, multicultural, and spiritual perspective.
- Explore the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and its relative applicability for diverse populations
- Review personality development and theories of learning related to PreK–12 children and later adulthood.
- Discuss theories in relation to counseling in both school and community settings.
- Help students integrate theoretical concepts with theological principles to begin constructing a personal and professional orientation.
B. Specific Behavioral Objectives
As a result of the activities and study in this course, the students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of major theorists, theories, and key concepts related to the study of personality development.
- Critique the major theories from a Christian perspective and a diverse perspective.
- Articulate their personal orientation in a position paper.
- Demonstrate how various approaches can be applied in school and community settings.
- Describe contemporary treatment methods based on the theoretical perspectives and approaches to guidance and counseling.
- Identify the major approaches in personality research and complete a research paper on a selected theory.
- Compare and contrast the various theories of personality as to their philosophical assumptions.
- Compare and contrast the various theories of personality as to the amount and types of research generated.
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