- Code PSYC3026
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Psychology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Boris Bizumic
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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This course presents an in-depth coverage of personality psychology. The main aims of the course are to critically review and discuss major theoretical and empirical approaches to personality. A specific emphasis will be on the development of in-depth critical thinking and scholarly appraisal of significant trends in the field. This course will review the main theoretical approaches to personality: trait approach (why people have traits and whether traits cause behaviour), evolutionary-biological approach (how evolutionary and biological factors shape personality), psychodynamic approach (what dynamic unconscious processes operate within personality), phenomenological approach (how humanistic, existential, and cultural factors influence personality), and social-cognitive approach (how learning, cognitions, and affect shape personality). Students are expected to read and be familiar with all the material in the lectures, textbook, and labs.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the end of this course, the students will be expected to:
- Have a broad understanding of major approaches and research methods of personality psychology. (LO1)
- Successfully and proficiently discuss the main aspects, advantages, and disadvantages of theories within personality psychology. (LO2)
- Have the ability to think critically about theoretical and empirical issues within the field of personality psychology. (LO3)
- Write analytically in the form of essays about a fundamental issue within personality psychology, such as personality testing or person-by-situation controversy. (LO4)
- Have effective skills to verbally communicate a critical analysis of a personality topic. (LO5)
- Quizzes (Worth 10% of the final mark; Each quiz is worth 5%.) (LO 1-3)
- Individual Presentations (Worth 15% of the final mark. A critical analysis of a topic from the textbook.) (LO 1-3, 5)
- Essay (Worth 30% of the final mark) (LO 1-4)
- Final Exam (Worth 45% of the final mark.) (LO1-3)
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Two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Funder, D. C. (2013). The personality puzzle: International student edition (6th ed.). New York: W. W. Norton. ISBN: 978-0-393-92079-6
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8979||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|