Psyc 221 Psychology Learning Reflection Journal


Weekly Journals: During each of the assigned weeks, you will write two paragraphs, each 300 words in length (i.e., 600 words total). The first paragraph will describe a topic that you found particularly interesting during that week and what made it interesting, and the second paragraph will describe something that you have observed occurring in the real world that exemplified that topic. 

Only one topic may be recorded in the journal for each assigned week and the observed real word occurrence must be clearly related to it

Readings for this week include Chapter 5 and Chapter 6. 

Chapter 5 focuses on biological aspects of personality. This chapter is unique in providing a comprehensive overview of biological influences on personality, but it is written in a way that is tied to other approaches and is easily understandable.

Chapter 6 presents us with B. F. Skinner’s contribution to the theory of personality. This chapter brings to life the power and controversy surrounding behaviorist and operant learning approaches to personality.


Friedman, H. S., & Schustack, M. W. (2012). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research, 5th

ed. Boston, MA: Pearson: Allyn & Bacon.

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