PSYC211-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Personality

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

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 the following perspectives on personality: 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 PSYC 332 Social Psychology, 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

DRAFT TIMETABLE:

Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.

Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Rehua 429
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
02 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
03 Monday 15:00 - 17:00 Karl Popper 612
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
04 Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
05 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Meremere 526
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
06 Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 141
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
07 Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00 Rehua 530
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
08 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
09 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 101
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
10 Thursday 08:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 240
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
11 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 102
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
12 Thursday 16:00 - 18:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
13 Friday 08:00 - 10:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct
14 Friday 12:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
25 Jul - 21 Aug
19 Sep - 9 Oct

Course Coordinator

Andrew Vonasch

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

David Charles Funder; The Personality Puzzle ; 7th Ed; W.W. Norton & Co, 2015.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $892.00

International fee $4,563.00

* 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 .

All PSYC211 Occurrences

  • PSYC211-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022