[Instant Solution] Day 4 Post One

[Instant Solution] Day 4 Post One



Based on your readings for this Week, access the Personality Theory Matrix and complete the requested information in Column D section for Neo-Psychoanalytic theory and Column E for Behavioral theory. You can use this information to support your Discussion post and response this week.

Note: Continue to populate the Personality Theory Matrix spreadsheet you began in Week 2 to guide your learning about personality theories for your Module Assessment and submit it in Week 8 as part of your Module Assessment.


Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 



  • Cervone, D., & Pervin, L. A. (2019). Personality: Theory and research (14th ed.). Wiley.
    • Chapter 4, “Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory: Applications, Related Theoretical Conceptions, and Contemporary Research” (pp. 85–126) 
    • Chapter 10, “Behaviorism and The Learning Approaches to Personality” (pp. 273–300)
  • Estey, A. J., Coolidge, F. L., Segal, D. L., Gottschling, J., & Spinath, F. M. (2013). Empirical evidence for the heritability of Karen Horney’s three core neurotic trends [Conference presentation abstract]. American Psychological AssociationLinks to an external site..
  • Phelps, B. (2015). Behavioral perspectives on personality and self. The Psychological RecordLinks to an external site., 65(3), 557–565.
  • Prochaska, J. O., & Norcross, J. C. (2018). The case of Mrs. C. Download The case of Mrs. C.In, Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis (9th ed., pp. 15–17). Oxford University Press.
    Credit Line: SYSTEMS OF PYSCHOTHERAPY: A Transtheoretical Analysis, 9th Edition, by James O. Prochaska and John C. Norcross. Copyright 2018 by Oxford University Press. Reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press via the Copyright Clearance Center.
    Note: You will use this  personality case study to complete your  Assignments in Weeks 2-6 and your Module Assessment. Download this case study and continue to use it throughout this Module.
  • Schulz, C. G. (2006). Applying Sullivan’s theory of anxiety versus fear. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological ProcessesLinks to an external site., 69(2), 110–112.
  • Watson, J. B., & Rayner, R. (2000). Conditioned emotional reactions. American PsychologistLinks to an external site., 55(3), 313–317.


  • Review the Learning Resources, focusing on theorists, cultural considerations, assessments/interventions, limitations, and unique aspects of both neo-psychoanalytic theory and behavioral theory.


Post one key idea from the neo-psychoanalytic theoretical orientation and one from behavioral theory. What is a main difference between these theoretical orientations? What is similar between these theories?  Which one do you more closely align with?

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