Welcome to psychology class. The following materials are offered as open source resources for undergraduate and graduate psychology students and anyone interested in learning about psychology.


 

Personality Theory


Chapter 1: Introduction to Personality Theory & Development

What is Personality Everybody's heard the term personality, and most of us can describe our own or our friend's personality.  ...
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Chapter 10: Humanistic Theory

Section 1: Introduction to Humanistic Theory People are Basically Good Humanistic Psychology gets its name from its belief in the ...
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Chapter 11: Cognitive Theory

Section 1: Introduction to Cognitive Theory I Think therefore I have a Personality If you believe the saying 'Perception is ...
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Chapter 12: Disorders, Applications & Trends

Section 1: Changing Personality Assessing the Power of Change While all of the personality theories discussed in this text have ...
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Chapter 2: Personality Research & Assessment

Section 1: Gaining Knowledge through Research Influence of Research on Psychology Psychology is not an absolute science and is often ...
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Chapter 3: Biological Components of Personality

Section 1: Introduction to Biological Theory Biological Theory: An Introduction We start with biological theory for two reasons.  First, the ...
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Chapter 4: Psychoanalytic Theory

Section 1: Sigmund Freud's View of Personality Sigmund Freud's View of Personality Sigmund Freud's life may be a classic example ...
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Chapter 5: Psychodynamic & Neo-Freudian Theories

Section 1: Introduction to Neo-Freudian Theory Dissention in the Ranks While Sigmund Freud is considered the father of psychoanalysis, and ...
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Chapter 6: Psychodynamic Assessment

Introduction to Psychodynamic Assessment Psychodynamic Assessment Assessing the specific aspects of personality can be as controversial and complex as the ...
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Chapter 7: Trait Theory

Introduction to Trait Theory Practically all personality theorists are concerned with traits.  After all, traits are what make us who ...
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Articles about Personality Development and Disorders

Narcissism gets its name from Greek Mythology and the story of Narcissus. According to the myth, Narcissus was a handsome ...
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"You have your mother’s nose, and your father’s narcissism!" For better or worse, through genes or through environment, parents pass ...
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Say what you will about narcissists, but at least they turn out to do their civic duty. That’s according to ...
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With a constant stream of news about coronavirus, it’s easy to overlook the disconcerting news that continues to come out ...
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We tend to talk about "risk taking" in two contradictory ways. On one hand, being able to take risks is ...
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Psychopathology (Abnormal Psychology)


 

 

DSM-5-TR Mental Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, involves excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities that is out of proportion to the situation. The worry and worrisome thoughts are difficult ...
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The diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has changed over the years as we learn more about how individuals respond to traumatic events. Prior to our current diagnostic system, the disorder ...
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Narcissism gets its name from Greek Mythology and the story of Narcissus. According to the myth, Narcissus was a handsome and prideful young man. One day as he lay next to a ...
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Articles Focused on Psychopathology

Social Media and Mental Health Social media has become an open forum for discussing and sharing stories about mental health ...
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Social media use and mental health seems to have a love/hate relationship.  Brailovskaia and Margraf (2016) conducted a large study ...
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, involves excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities that is out ...
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The diagnosis of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has changed over the years as we learn more about how individuals ...
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Narcissism gets its name from Greek Mythology and the story of Narcissus. According to the myth, Narcissus was a handsome ...
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We know that psychological trauma exists and that it can have devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities. Trauma has ...
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Being a perfectionist gets a bad rap. It is associated with negative outcomes, anxiety and stress. This isn't because perfectionism ...
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When we think of philosophers, names like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle often come to mind. For psychology, this makes a ...
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Just as the world was preparing to enter the 20th century, Sigmund Freud was preparing to shock everyone with talk ...
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Guilt is a negative emotion, but it’s a negative emotion that to some extent is good. If no one ever ...
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