Personality is the scientific study of individual differences and the factors, both internal and external, that shape a person's character. The major theoretical viewpoints and the latest research addressing the characteristics that distinguish one person from another are reviewed. This course is recommended for anyone who is interested in increasing their understanding of how biological, social, and psychological forces interact to shape an individual's personality. Psychology 2255 satisfies 3 of the 9 semester hours of the required Social and Behavioral Sciences credit needed for the AA/AS degree and is transferable under the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) as a part of the General Education Core Curriculum.
Prerequisite: Psychology 1100.