Personality Theories

  • Psychoanalytic Theory: Defense Mechanisms

    Jade is a high school student with absent parents who often skips class. She would rather spend time with her boyfriend than do much else. A counselor talks with her during an initial session and a follow up at 6:11. At 9:05 defense mechanisms are mentioned as coping strategies. Which of the following defense mechanisms (compensation, denial, minimizing, escapism, idealization,…

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  • Psychosexual Stages Psych School Musical

    In this spoof of High School Musical, two students use many of the terms related to psychosexual stages and defense mechanisms in song. How many psychological terms were presented in the song? Do they correctly explain them in the video? Can you define them?

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  • Self-Efficacy: Masterpiece Theatre Satire

    In this satire of Masterpiece theatre, a student reads from a large book to begin the clip. He leads into self-efficacy and the problem haunting our society since 1993, the emo subculture. Explain the emo subculture in terms of self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and overall outlook on life. Explain reciprocal determinism as it relates to the emo subculture.

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  • Room Personality: Room Raiders Highlights

    The premise of the MTV show, Room Raiders, is that a person will pick his/her date based on what they find in their bedrooms. At the end of the show, a person is picked for a date depending on perceptions of their room, not their personality traits or appearance. Why would Bandura argue that rooms have personality? What were some…

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  • Id, Ego, Superego: Art Installation

    Pablo de Laborde Lascaris uses the Freudian concepts of id, ego, and superego in his art installation project, which is explained and shown in great detail in this clip. What symbolically constitutes the id, ego, and superego? How does the kinetic structure help define how the id, ego, and superego balance each other?

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  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

    This students video project clearly defines Maslows hierarchy of needs, using visuals to demonstrate each need. The student mentions but does not define self-actualization. What is the definition of self-actualization and how does it relate to Maslows hierarchy of needs?

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  • Fashionable Personality Traits

    Are personality traits hip and fashionable? An entrepreneur has created apparel and merchandise featuring personality traits and backgrounds, some of which are featured in this slide show. Would you wear a shirt displaying your personality traits? Why or Why not? Which traits comprise the Five Factor Model? Are the traits in this slide show consistent with the Five Factor Model?

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