Making Sense of People: The Science of Personality Differences

About the Course:

In Making Sense of People, leading neuroscientist and psychiatrist Samuel Barondes, M.D. provides a scientific framework and specific tools to understand and assess personality characteristics such as extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. This course explores the psychological research and neuroscience of personality; how genetics and environment affect personality; how to assess both problematic and positive personality traits in others; and how much of a child’s personality predicts future adult personality.

Publication Date:

Second Edition 2018

Course Material Author

Samuel Barondes, M.D.

Samuel Barondes, M.D. is the Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Professor and Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a leading psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He is the author of numerous books and journal articles.

Recommended For:

All behavioral health professionals. It is appropriate for participants’ whose knowledge is intermediate level or above.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe basic personality characteristics and differences, including all aspects of the identified “Big Five” personality traits.

  2. Discuss the roles of genetics and environment in personality development.

  3. Describe the process and importance of creating a personal story of identity and how to use personal stories to better understand self and others.

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Course Number 102367
7 credit hours
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Exam Fee: $48.79
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