Personality psychology

Course Code: TO 109 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Psychology • Field of study: Occupational Therapy
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Cornel-Victor Igna
Seminar tutor: Cornel-Victor Igna
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Identification of the main methods regarding the knowledge of the students' personality
To explain the historical circumstances and the scientific framework in which the new discipline was born and the knowledge needs to which this discipline responds
To have well-structured information on the main theories of personality with emphasis on the latest developments in the field

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Knowledge of personality. Personality. General definition and characterization. Perspectives of knowing the person. The personality dimensions 2. The beginnings of personality theories. Plato. Hippocrates, Galen. Singing, Wundt, Heymans. Pavlov 3. Body typologies and theories regarding the biological basis of personality. Kretschmer and Sheldon, Robert Plomin, Hans Eysenck, Robert. Cloninger, David M. Buss 4. Psychoanalytic theories. Sigmund Freud, Carl Gustav Jung 5. Psychoanalytic theories. Alfred Adler, Otto Rank, Melanie Klein, Karl Abraham, Harry Stack Sullivan, Karen Danielson Horney, Erik Erikson, Leopold Szondi, Henry Murray 6. Behavioral and cognitive theories of personality. John Broadus Watson, Burrhus F. Skinner, George Alexander Kelly 7. Social theories of personality. Julian Rotter, Albert Bandura, Walter Mischel. 8. Theories of personality traits: Gordon W Allport, Factorial Theories: Raymond B. Cattell, Hans J. Eysenck, Hans Eysenck, Robert R. McCrae & Paul T. Costa Jr., Arnold Buss, Robert Plomin 9. Humanist theories of personality. Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Rollo May 10. Cultural theories and the integrative model of personality. Edward Sapir, Abraham Kardiner, Ralph Linton, Ruth Fulton Benedict, Margaret Mead, Gerard Hendrik Hofstede 11. Other personality components. Intelligence and skills. The character 12. Psychometric methods for identifying personality dimensions. Elaboration of questionnaires and psychometrics. Psychometry of the trait group: factorial analysis. The limits of factorial analysis 13.Personality and health. Stress and health. The link between personality, stress, illness and lifestyle Somatization as a risk factor in many diseases 14. Personality disorders - concept and classification

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Debate, Problematization, Examples and case studies, Learning by discovery

Learning outcomes:


Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paperSeminar evaluation sheet

Recommended reading:

Cloninger, S. F, ) Personality, description, dynamics and development, Freeman, New York, 1998,
Corr P. J., Matthews, The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. -, University Press, Cambridge, 2009,
Damon William, Social and personality development: Infancy through Adolescence, Norton & Company, New York, 1983,