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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Psychology Insights Online is comprised of a team of Ph.D. level researchers, psychologists, and professors who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of psychology with anyone who wants to learn. Our team consists of seasoned university lecturers with years of in-class and online learning teaching experience. At Psychology Insights, our goal is to provide students with high-quality courses that feature the latest cutting-edge research in the field of psychology. You’ll find our courses to not only be incredibly informative but also a lot of fun!