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alt text What This Tour Covers

Personality is the study of who we are. It’s composed of many theories about how and why we behave... 

alt text Day 1: Trait Theory

Trait theory gives an external explanation of personality. Your personality is the result of some external... 

alt text Day 2: Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was the father of psychoanalysis. He gave us defense mechanisms, dream analysis,... 

alt text Day 3: Adler & Jung

 The followers of Freud developed their own theories. Although based on, or a reaction to, their experiences... 

alt text Day 4: Neofreudians

After Freud, Adler and Jung, psychoanalysis began to change. These shifts weren’t so much the... 

alt text Day 5: Behaviorism

 Behaviorism starts with the idea that personality is simply what you do. You are the sum of your behaviors.... 

alt text Day 6: Social Learning

Social learning theories are an extension of behaviorism. They use an empirical approach but emphasize... 

alt text Day 7: Humanism

Humanism was a reaction to behaviorism. It was a return to valuing being human. According to this view,... 

alt text Day 8: Existentialism

Like humanistic psychology, existential psychology was more of a movement or philosophy than a systematic... 

alt text Day 9: Cognitive Approaches

Cognitive approaches to personality emphasize our ability to think. In general, this view comes out... 

alt text Day 10: Yours & Mine

 Writing a theory is a great way to consolidate your ideas. There’s something about seeing it... 

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