Colby College Theories of Personality: Biological Theory


watch the brief video, Theories of Personality: Biological Theory.

  • How does the biological perspective fit into the theories you have already learned about? Does the evidence from the biological perspective confirm or reject information from different perspectives (trait, psychodynamic, phenomenological)?
  • Which of these biological factors do you believe has had an effect on your own personality development? Share an example.

PART B watch

  • How does thinking about goals differently (performance versus learning) affect performance and success?
  • Do you believe, as the socio-cognitive theorists do, that all learning occurs in a social context with a dynamic and reciprocal interaction of the person, environment, and behavior?
  • How can you apply these findings to your education, work, or personal life?
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