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Week 2 Assignment- Personality Theories

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Running head: PERSONALITY THEORIES 1 Personality Theories Stephen D, James PSY-210 Natasha Barnes September 4, 2011 University of Phoenix (Axia College)
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PERSONALITY THEORIES 2 Personality Theories Choose two to three of the personality theories discussed in your text and write a 350 to 700 word summary comparing and contrasting the theories you have chosen. The Psychodynamic Theory and the Humanistic Theory both attach to the perceptive and the general study of human beings. The Psychodynamic Theory focuses on our manners, personal divergences, and how we are motivated, either cognizant or insensible. This is the foundation for why our qualities are the way they are and why we are all so different when it comes to our personalities. This would explain why we are who we are and formulate the judgments that we do based on our either tendency to process conflicts within or external of ourselves. The Psychodynamic Theory does not observe the outside world or society as determining who we are. This theory is internalized in its focal point and believes that who we are, how we operate, and how we react is based on internal dispensation and our general instincts.
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