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Personality Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #34

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Personality Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #34


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What exactly are personality disorders? How can they be diagnosed? Can we prevent some of them? In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank gives us the down-low on things like ego-dystonic and ego-syntonic disorders, borderline and antisocial personality disorders, and potential biological, psychological, and social roots of these disorders.

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9-12
14 ) Explain the role of personality development in human behavior.

•  Differentiating among personality theories, including psychoanalytic, sociocognitive, trait, and humanistic theories of personality
•  Describing different measures of personality, including the Neuroticism-Extroversion-Openness Personality Inventory (NEO-PI), the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), and projective tests
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Strand: Elective
Course Title: Psychology
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Differentiate among personality theories.
  • Match personality theories with assessments of personality.
  • Evaluate the relative reliability and validity of various assessments of personality.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • psychodynamic theory
  • psychosexual theory of personality
  • development
  • id
  • ego
  • superego
  • fixation
  • humanistic theory
  • unconditional positive regard
  • inferiority complex
  • superiority complex
  • archetypes
  • collective unconscious
  • projective tests
  • trait theory
  • Big Five personality traits
  • Eysenck's personality trait theory
  • factor analysis
  • ego defense mechanisms
  • self actualization
  • self concept
  • self esteem
  • unconscious
  • preconscious
Students know:
  • The schools of thought in psychology that have been concerned with personality development and assessment.
  • Their own notions of personality as a disposition.
Students are able to:
  • Cite specific textual and research-based evidence to support a holistic definition of personality.
  • Summarize complex theories of personality into simpler, yet still accurate, terms.
  • Assess one's own personality using multiple assessments that follow multistep procedures, analyzing the results in light of research presented in the text.
  • Consider the perspectives of various researchers and theorists to determine their reasons for constructing their particular theories of personality.
  • Synthesize information and research from multiple sources to develop a coherent understanding of personality as a disposition.
Students understand that:
  • There are differences among the perspectives on and theories of personality.
  • There are ways in which each perspective on personality prefers to assess personality.
  • It is important to attend to issues in reliability and validity when assessing personality.
Tags: antisocial personality disorders, egodystonic, egosyntonic disorders, psychopathy, sociopathy
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Author: Ginger Boyd