Development of Personality

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Personality can generally be described as the relatively enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that distinguish individuals from one another.  But are we born with personality traits, or do we learn them over time through experience and interaction with our environments?

Beginning with distinguishing definitions and studies in temperament, this single module on the Development of Personality, offers an in-depth exploration of the qualities and influences that form our individual personalities.  By examining research in social psychology, you will learn about the difference between temperament and personality, influential genetic inheritance, Eysenck’s personality trait typology, extrovert/introvert & neurotic/psychotic personalities, Anti-social Personality Disorder (APD), biological and situational causation, practical implications and environmental influences on personality development.

Module Content:~

    • Comprehensive overviews of temperament and personality 
    • Research into early years studies on temperament and personality
    • Determining personality traits in standardised testing
    • Analysis of Eysenck’s theory of personality traits
    • Case study of Phineas Gage
    • Characteristics of Anti-social Personality Disorder (APD)
    • Neurochemical functioning of the brain and limbic system in APD
    • Biological and situational factors in the development of personality
    • Practical implications of psychological research into personality development

Personal Interest & Career Progression

For anyone curious to learn, those with a personal interest, or students of core psychology, by taking this module you will develop a greater understanding of the concept of personality development and the way in which our personality traits can differ.  Especially recommended for anyone working in early years settings, or professional placements, where a deeper level of knowledge would enhance your interactions with others in your care, or in other settings such as;

    • Early Years Development
    • Youth & Adolescent Services
    • Education and Learning
    • Home & Family 
    • Social & Foster Care
    • Crisis Support Centres
    • Therapy, Counselling, & Psychotherapy

How it Works

This video module on the ‘Development of Personality’, taught by a professionally accredited lecturer in Psychology, can be taken as a stand-alone study, or as part of the complete course in core Psychology.  After purchase, video media is downloaded directly to your mobile or computing device, where you have unlimited lifetime access & replay with no login necessary.  You may take this or any module, or the entire course in Psychology, purely for personal interest purposes.  After completion, however, you have the option to apply for Certification for your Personal Curriculum Vitae, or Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolios, by the submission of a brief online test of your knowledge gained.

    • Video Tutorial [45:00 minute recording]
    • Taught by a Professionally Accredited Lecturer in Psychology
    • No previous experience or formal pre-course requirements
    • Learn at your own pace, with replay facility
    • Download directly to your mobile or computing device
    • Unlimited Lifetime Access, No login required
    • Course & Modular Certification Available
    • Study Method: Distance Learning
    • Fee:  £15

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