Introduction to personality psychology: The Big 5 traits

This course is designed to introduce you to the world of personality psychology. Specifically, the course will focus on The Big 5 Trait Theory, the most dominant and commonly utilized personality theory in psychology, which is comprised of five unique traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

In this course, you will learn what each of these traits are, how they predict real-life behavior, how traits interact, and whether personality can be changed. After completing this course, you will have a more in-depth understanding of why people do the things they do, as well as new insight into your own personality.

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   Teacher: Dr. Daniel McGrath


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Course plan

Lesson 1. What Is Personality?
Lesson 2. The Trait Perspective of Personality
Lesson 3. An Overview of the Big 5 Model
Lesson 4. Openness
Lesson 5. Conscientiousness
Lesson 6. Extraversion
Lesson 7. Agreeableness
Lesson 8. Neuroticism
Lesson 9. Interactionism in the Big 5 Traits
Lesson 10. Personality Change
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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