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Course Description

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This course is a review of the theory, assessment procedures and research findings pertinent to major personality constructs. Personality research, methodology and design will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the scientific principles associated with the study of personality
  • Identify the research methods associated with the study of personality
  • Articulate the key concepts of the major theories in the area of personality
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how these concept are used in applied settings
  • Display an appreciation for the complexity of psychological processes

Course Topics

  • Introduction of the study of personality
  • Personality Research Methods and Assessment Issues
  • Personality Types versus Traits
  • Psychodynamic Theory
  • Motivational Theory
  • Recapitulation: Theory of Technology
  • Behavioural Theories
  • Cognitive Theories
  • Interpersonal Theories
  • Personality and Self Concept
  • Personality and Health
  • Psychopathology

Additional Requirements

Prerequisite(s): 1 of PSYC*1000, PSYC*1100, PSYC*1200

Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Some restrictions may apply during some time periods.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Term Test 15%
Discussions (3 of 4) 15%

Case Study

  • Group Component (10%)
  • Individual Write-Up (20%)
30%
On Campus Final Exam 40%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Personality
Type
Online
Dates
September 05, 2019 to November 29, 2019
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $683.39 Click here to get more information
International Tuition Fee (0.5 units) $2,504.99 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Section Notes

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Confirmed) (Mandatory) Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature by Randy Larsen, David Buss, David King, and Carolyn Ensley © 2017 McGraw-Hill Education 1st edition ISBN 9781259649134
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