PSYC211-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Personality

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 530
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
02 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 530
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
03 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
04 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 530
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
05 Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00 Meremere 526
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
06 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
07 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
08 Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 530
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
09 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 529
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
10 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
11 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
12 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
13 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct
14 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 413
26 Jul - 22 Aug
20 Sep - 10 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
23 Aug - 29 Aug
02 Friday 18:30 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
23 Aug - 29 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Oct - 24 Oct
02 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre
18 Oct - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator

Andrew Vonasch

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Laboratory Assignments and Participation 15%
Research Proposal 25%
Test 1 30%
Test 2 30%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

David Charles Funder; The Personality Puzzle; 8th Ed; W.W. Norton & Co, 2019 (The textbook is available at the University bookstore. Older editions are also acceptable, although the older the edition, the less similar it will be. It is recommend to avoid anything older than 6th edition unless absolutely necessary).

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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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