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Introduction to Theories of Human Behavior

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  3. Freud’s Personality Development Theory;
  4. Behaviorists’ Approaches to Human Nature
  5. Trait-oriented Theorist Eysenck and Cattell.
  6. Motivation theory of Maslow, Clayton Alderfer’s ERG Theory and Murray
  7. Cognitive Theory of Piaget and Others
  8. Modern Theories: Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Sternberg’s Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
  9. Emotional Intelligence theories
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