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Theories of personality

7 videos
7A: Curious about your personality? It’s a complex thing which is difficult to define in even a book. Nonetheless, throughout history, several notable psychologists and schools of thought have attempted to figure out how to organize and categorize human personalities. We will review these theories and see which one resonates the most with you! By Shreena Desai. Motivation and attitudes - What makes us dot he things we do, or feel the way we feel in various social situations? We will discuss how the physiological and psycho-social theories, factors, and situations behind motivation, attitudes, and behavior are interrelated.

Psychoanalytic theory

VIDEO 7:43 minutes
Learn about Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality and the different structures of our mind that contribute to our personality. By Shreena Desai.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs

VIDEO 3:17 minutes
Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a basic psychology concept in understanding the Humanistic approach to personality and behaviors. By Shreena Desai.

Humanistic theory

VIDEO 6:06 minutes
A major branch of psychology is Humanism. Learn what the humanistic theorists have to say about how we develop our personality. By Shreena Desai.

Biological theory

VIDEO 5:33 minutes
Nature or Nurture? The Biologic Theory of Personality addresses the role evolution and biology play in our personality development. By Shreena Desai.

Behavioral theory

VIDEO 4:18 minutes
Explore the contributions two major behavioral theorists have made to the Behavioral Theory of Personality. By Shreena Desai.

Trait theory

VIDEO 10:01 minutes
Learn how our traits make up our personality by taking a look at different psychologists' perspectives in how the Trait Theory came to be. By Shreena Desai.

Observational learning: Bobo doll experiment and social cognitive theory

VIDEO 9:46 minutes
An explanation of the Bobo Doll Experiment, how it demonstrated learning performance distinction, and resulted in Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory. By Jeffrey Walsh.