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In this Personality Development course you will learn in-depth information about personalities. You will gain a better understanding about those around you and also more about who you are and how you got to be that way.

 
This course starts with a basic introduction of personality. It then goes on to look at theories of personality development, the stages of development theories, key researchers in personality psychology, and the main influences on personality development. You will also delve into looking at basic personality traits, including values, beliefs, and nature versus nurture. You will learn about your own personality and how you can use that information in career choices and to make changes. You will also learn about some personality disorders and how to put all the information together to use it to your personal or career advantage.

With this course you can literally stop wondering about why you or someone you know behaves in a particular way. By the time you complete this course you will know how someone's personality develops and how that information can be useful.

This course is especially helpful for those who are striving to learn more about who they are, which direction their life should take, and understanding others around them. This course is also great for those working in human resources and want to learn more about personalities and how that may impact hiring new professionals.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Personality Development

In this lesson you will be introduced to what personality is, why it matters, and how we are all unique. 1 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: What is Personality?
  • Take Poll: Personality Development
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction

Lesson 2: The Developing Personality

In this lesson, we begin to look at how personalities develop and take a look at the three main influences. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Theories of Personality Development; Nature vs. Nurture
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Introduction to Personality Development
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: The Developing Personality

Lesson 3: Stages of Development

In this lesson, we begin to look at the stages of development, including a look at theories by Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Sigmund Freud's Theories; Personality Theories
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: Stages of Development

Lesson 4: Need a Little Personality?

Lesson four looks at Maslow's hierarchy of needs and how they impact personality. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Hierarchy of Needs; Abraham Maslow
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Need a Little Personality?

Lesson 5: Basic Personality Traits

In this lesson, we will look at some of the basic personality traits, as well as the big five factors. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Big Five Personality Traits; Personality Traits and Their Influence on Information Seeking
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Basic Personality Traits

Lesson 6: Moral Development

Lesson six focuses on the development of morality and Kohlberg's stages. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Moral Development
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Moral Development

Lesson 7: Personality Type

Lesson seven is all about basic personality types and discovering what yours is. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: The Myers-Briggs Personality Test; Personality Tests
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Personality Type

Lesson 8: Hearing Jung Out

Lesson eight provides a look at some of the psychologists who have contributed to the study of personality, including Carl Jung, as well as decision-making. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Carl Jung; Jung's Dream Theories
  • Take Poll: Personality Theories
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Hearing Jung Out

Lesson 9: Personality and Career Choice

This lesson focuses on matching your career choice and personality, why it matters, and self-efficacy. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Personality and Careers; Career Tests
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Personality and Career Choice

Lesson 10: Changing Your Personality

In this lesson, we will discuss changing one's personality, including if it can be done, being yourself, and individuality. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Personality Changes Throughout Life; Your Personality Can Change
  • Take Poll: Personality Changes
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Changing Your Personality

Lesson 11: Personality Disorders

This lesson focuses on some of the various personality disorders that are known, including symptoms, causes, and treatments. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Personality Disorders; OCD; Personality Disorders and Treatment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Personality Disorders

Lesson 12: Do Opposites Really Attract?

This lesson focuses on what happens when you get opposite personalities (or like ones) together. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Do Opposites Attract?; The Truth on Opposites; Personality Opposites at Work
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12: Do Opposites Really Attract?

Lesson 13: Personal Growth

Lesson thirteen focuses on personal growth, including ways you can work to make improvements, journaling, and setting goals. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Personal Growth; Personal Goal Setting
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13: Personal Growth

Lesson 14: Working on Personality Changes

Lesson fourteen focuses on working on personality changes, including staying focused and motivated, watching your body language, and dealing with other people. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Stay Motivated; Self-Growth
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 14: Working on Personality Changes

Lesson 15: Putting It All Together

This final lesson covers putting everything this course has used all together. 53 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Keirsey Temperment Sorter; Type A Personality Effects; Birth Order and Personality
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 15: Putting it All Together
  • Complete: The Final Exam
197
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Personality Development
Course Number: 7550352
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe how a personality develops.
  • Define the stages of personality development.
  • Describe basic personality traits.
  • Describe how morals are developed.
  • Define personality types.
  • Describe Jung theories about development.
  • Describe how personality affects career choices.
  • Describe methods for changing your personality.
  • Describe personality disorders.
  • Describe how to work on personality changes, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Student Testimonials

  • "Another excellent class!" -- Donna N.
  • "The instructor was very prompt in grading my submissions. Her comments motivated me to submit quality work." -- Kalaivani A.
  • "The course material was very informative." -- Pamela K.
  • "What was most helpful to me was learning about my own personality and how to relate that to others and their personalities." -- Misty M.
  • "I am very interested in this topic, so all of it was a great experience and I found very helpful to learn." -- Coleen K.
  • "I found the instructor to grade the lessons quickly and gave positive feedback, which really mattered to me. I liked the breakdown of the famous psychologists and how they impacted psychology. For instance, Erik Erickson's theory I found both helpful and fascinating. I could identify with very stages of life and saw how this stage (66) is quite normal how I'm viewing my life." -- Marilyn W.

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