Program Details

The Five Factor Model of Personality: "You have a nice personality, but not for a human being" ~ Henny Youngman, comedian

Bert Diament

Course Description

One of the most prominent new personality models in contemporary psychology is The Five Factor Model. Known as the Big 5, this model shows promise to be the most practical and comprehensive description of traits in the study of personality. After a brief review of some other models of personality and the distinction between mood and personality, this lecture will describe the five factors and present research demonstrating its validity in Western and other cultures. Space is limited.

About the Instructor

  • A Florida licensed psychologist, Bert Diament, Ph.D., is a graduate of Albert Einstein’s Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. He provides brief goal-oriented therapy to individuals and couples. He is an associate fellow and therapy training supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in New York and has trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Westchester Institute for Family Therapy. He is also a Gottman Institute certified Seven Principles of Marriage educator. Diament was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for service to children and families from the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists and has been elected to diplomate status in the area of professional psychotherapy by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.