Introduction to Personality Psychology

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Personality Psychology

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    At the end of this module students should be able to: Provide an overview of mainstream theories of personality Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate personality theories within the South African Context Understand the implications of each of these theories regarding psychopathology formation, psychotherapy and psychometry
    Main Content
    Introduction to the following theories: Freud, Jung, Horney, Erikson, Fromm, Rogers, Bandura, Skinner, Allport and South African perspectives on the study of Self

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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