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Personality Theories: Course Objectives

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To cover Islamic and different perspectives and theories explaining personality. Main
concepts and principles, explanation of personality development, assessment, and
proposed interventions will be covered in this course.


Course Outcome

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student is expected to:
a) Comprehend classical theories, their major postulates, concepts, assessment and
interventions proposed by different theorists. They will be able to make compare
different theories and be able to comprehend human personality in the light of Islamic
and different Western perspectives.

Islamic Personality theories

Ghazali’s Personality Theory
1.Ghazali’s Theory of Human Nature
2.Human Motivation in Ghazalian Thought
3.The Self & Unconscious in Ghazalian Thought
4.Personality Development in Ghazalian Thought
5.Psychological Adjustment in Ghazalian Thought
6.The Relationship of the Individual to Society in Ghazalian Thought
Humility in Early Childhood
Ghazali’s Concept of Childhood
Building ‘Self’ in Early Childhood: Habituation & Adab
Ghazali’s Child-Rearing Principles
1.The Adab (Manners) of Eating
2.The Adab (Manners) of Dressing
3.The Adab (Manners) of Social Interaction
4.The Adab (Manners) of the Body: Sleeping & Exercise
AlIama Iqbal Theory of Personality
Iqbal’s “Khudi” - Its Meaning and Strengthening Factors
The Meaning of “Khudi”

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Course Content

Introduction to Personality
Definition and meanings of personality
Components of a personality theory
The Psychoanalytic Perspective
Basic Assumptions and main Proponents

Sigmund- Freud Carl - Jung - Alfred Adler - Karen Horney - Erik Erikson