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Theories of Personality Development

How do our personalities develop? There have been a number of theories developed by prominent psychologists to answer this question. Learn more about theories developed by Erikson, Freud, Kohler and others.
  1. Psychosocial Theories (14)
  2. Psychoanalytic Theories (7)
  3. Trait Theories (23)
  4. Humanistic Theories (6)

Archetypes
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung believed that archetypes are models of people, behaviors or personalities. Jung suggested that the psyche was composed of three components: the ego, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious. According to Jung, the ego represents the conscious mind while the personal u

Emotional Intelligence
What exactly is emotional intelligence? Learn more about the history, importance, and measurements of emotional intelligence.

Personality Perspectives
There are numerous different perspectives on personality, all of which have contributed to our understanding of human personality.

What Is Personal Construct Theory?
The theory of personal constructs stresses the active nature of people as they evaluate the world around them. Learn more about the personal construct theory.

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