• Class Number 6168
  • Term Code
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr Boris Bizumic
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

Personality Psychology (PSYC3026)

This course presents both an in-depth and broad 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 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), biological approach (how 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 the material in the lectures, textbook, labs, and Wattle.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Broadly understand major theoretical approaches of personality psychology.
  2. Understand personality assessment and relevant research methods in personality psychology.
  3. Successfully and proficiently discuss the main aspects, advantages, and disadvantages of theories within personality psychology.
  4. Think critically about theoretical and empirical issues within the field of personality psychology.
  5. Effectively verbally communicate a critical analysis of a personality topic.
AsPr Boris Bizumic

Research Interests

AsPr Boris Bizumic

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions