Unit 10



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Essential Task 10-1: Describe Freud’s Triarchic Theory of personality (id, ego and superego) with specific attention to the role of the unconscious, wish-fulfillment, ego ideal, and defense mechanisms and identify how personality develops through the psychosexual stages (oral, anal, phallic, latency and genital).

Essential Task 10-2: Compare and contrast Freud’s psychodynamic theories to the theories of the other NeoFreudians (Jung and the collective unconscious, Adler and the inferiority complex, Horney and anxiety).

Essential Task 10-3: Compare and contrast the Humanistic personalities theories to those of the psychoanalytic theorists with specific attention to Roger's self-actualizing tendency and unconditional positive regard and Maslow's self-actualization.

Essential Task 10-4: Compare and contrast the psychoanalytic, humanistic and Cognitive-Social Learning Theory with specific attention to Bandura's expectancies, performance standards, self-efficacy, locus of control, and learned helplessness.

Essential Task 10-5: Describe the trait theory of personality with specific attention to the Big Five traits of openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

Essential Task 10-6: Identify frequently used assessment strategies such as objective tests like the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory [MMPI] and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator [MBTI] and projective tests like the Thematic Apperception Test [TAT]), and the Rorschach test and then evaluate their relative quality based on reliability and validity.

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