Motivation and emotion perspective of personality.

Motivation. Motivation refers to complex reactions consisting of: Physiological responses such as changes in blood pressure and heart rate; The subjective feelings which we describe as happiness, anger, sorrow, disgust Read More …

Lazarus cognitive mediation theory

Cognitive Mediation theory Cognitive mediation theory proposed by American psychologist Richard Lazarus (1922-2002). Richard Lazarus attempts to explain how cognition, stress, and emotion interrelate to one another through the cognitive Read More …

Carl Rogers person-centered theory

Carl Rogers originated a popular approach to psychotherapy known initially as non-directive or client-centered theory/ therapy and later as person-centered theory/ therapy. Rogers’s personality theory, like Maslow’s, stands on humanistic Read More …

Bandura’s social cognitive theory

Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) started as the Social Learning Theory (SLT) in the 1960s by Albert Bandura. Bandura was born in the province of Alberta, Canada. He was elected president Read More …

Skinner’s Operant Conditioning

Operant Conditioning. The operant conditioning is the procedure by which a change in the consequences of a response will affect the rate at which the response occurs. The operant-conditioning process, Read More …

Adler’s individual psychology

Adler’s individual psychology Alfred Adler (1870-1937), an Austrian medical doctor, gave importance to the social context in the development of personality as well as the interpersonal relationships. He suggested that Read More …

Jung’s Analytical Psychology

Jung’s Analytical Psychology. Carl Gustav Jung(1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and a close friend of Sigmund Freud. He emphasized the idea that we need to study different cultures as it Read More …

Freud’s classical psychodynamic theory

The psychodynamic approach to personality stems from Sigmund Freud’s theory about how and why people become who they are. Psyche: According to Freud, an internal structure of the mind is made Read More …

Classification of personality theories

Classification is the process by which objects, events, people, or experiences are grouped into classes on the basis of (a) characteristics shared by members of the same class and (b) Read More …