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Personality Theory - Contrast and Comparison

I need help on writing a 350 word response comparing and contrasting the theories of two of the personality theories. Any help on the attachment is appreciated. The attachment doesn't have to be completed. Just need some guidance on it. I have to have it posted in just a few hours. Anyone?


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There are six modern psychological perspectives in psychology; behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, socio-cultural, and biological. Each perspective has its own unique way of explaining the human behavior. In order to fully understand psychology and the complex processes of each theory, they all should be examined. However, the purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast two personality theories which are psychodynamic and behavioral.
Zimbardo (2000) defines the behavioral view as the psychological perspective that emphasizes the power of the environment to influence behavior. This view is often referred to as behaviorism and was developed by psychologists who disagreed with the cognitive view. Instead of looking at the mental processes, behaviorists look at humans externally by observing the effects of people, objects, and events on behavior. ...

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This solution compares and contrasts two separate personality theories (behavioral, psychodynamic). The solution is approximately 350 words with two citations.