Weekly Discussion 2
History of Personality Theory
The history of personality theory reaches back to the time of Hippocrates. Referring to the historical sections of the Lecci & Magnavita text and to the Lombardo & Foschi article:
- What’s the connection between historical and modern personality theory.
- Can you see a strong pattern emerging?
- What specific examples support your claims?
Post should be at least 300 words.
Lecci, L.B. & Magnavita, J.J. (2013). Personality Theories: A Scientific Approach. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
- Chapter 10: Personality and Psychopathology
Lombardo, G.P, & Foschi, R. (2003). The concept of personality in 19th-century French and 20th-century American psychology. History of Psychology 6(2), 123-142. (EBSCOhost PsycArticles AN: 2003-03729-003).
Jung Typology Test™: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. This is a link to a personality test based on Jung and Myers Briggs typology. This is optional and will not be discussed in class, but is included as it may be of interest to you as you learn more about these theories.