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Which personality theory do you think offers the best explanation for how an individual's personality develops?

1. Which personality theory do you think offers the best explanation for how an individual's personality develops?

Why?

Defend your answer including citations of the appropriate literature on personality theory.

2. Identify a specific psychological disorder .

Describe the symptoms commonly associated with this disorder according to the DSM-IV.

How do the behaviors associated with this disorder differ from similar behaviors considered normal in American culture?

Finally, discuss ways in which this disorder is treated. Do not discuss personal experience and do not use a disorder you have or found in your family. Use your own words and reference the text and other Cybrary sources to support your answers. Use appropriate citation and documentation.

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1. Which personality theory do you think offers the best explanation for how an individual's personality develops? Why?

There is no one good personality theory. Existentialist, Psycho-analytic, Humanistic and Eclectic perspectives are all good perspectives. Each look at either the self, or the mental thinking processes, independent of or in relation to the environmental forces, which over time, makes a personality come about.

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