PSYC211-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Personality

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

This course provides an overview of classic and contemporary theory and research in personality. Approaches to understanding personality will include Freudian and Neo-Freudian perspectives, genetic and evolutionary perspectives, biological perspectives, existential and humanistic perspectives, trait perspectives, and behavioural perspectives. In the laboratory sessions students will take, analyze, and interpret various personality assessment instruments.

The course provides an introduction to classic and contemporary theory and research in personality psychology. Lectures and readings will cover a variety of perspectives on personality, such as: psychoanalytic, genetic and evolutionary, cultural, biological, humanistic, trait, and behavioural. In the laboratory sessions, students will take various personality assessment instruments and participate in experiments to gain first-hand insight into cutting-edge personality research. PSYC211 is recommended preparation for PSYC335 Abnormal Psychology, and PSYC336 Industrial & Organisational Psychology.

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of the course, you will have:
  • an understanding of key theories in personality psychology, the differences between these theories; and ability to critically evaluate theories of personality;
  • an understanding of the research methods commonly used in personality psychology;
  • the ability to critically evaluate classic and contemporary research methods in personality psychology;
  • hands-on experience via participation in contemporary personality science;
  • the ability to write up a succinct research proposal.

Pre-requisites

PSYC104, or
PSYC105 and PSYC106

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 241 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
02 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
03 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 251 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
04 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 239 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
05 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 239 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
06 Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00 Eng Core 129 Meeting Room 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
07 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 240 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
08 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 240 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
09 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 239 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
10 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 413 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
11 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 242 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
12 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 242 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
13 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct
14 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 20 Jul - 16 Aug
14 Sep - 4 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
02 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
03 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
04 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00 A5 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 C1 Lecture Theatre 12 Oct - 18 Oct
02 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 A1 Lecture Theatre 12 Oct - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Andrew Vonasch

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Laboratory Assignments and Participation 20%
Research Proposal 30%
Test 1 25%
Test 2 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

David Charles Funder; The Personality Puzzle; 8th Ed; W.W. Norton & Co, 2019.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the department and colleges page.

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