PSYC211-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Personality

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

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.

Prerequisites

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 12:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
02 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 446 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
03 Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 445 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
04 Thursday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 445 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
05 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
06 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
07 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 340 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
08 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 446 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
09 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 446 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
10 Monday 12:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 612 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
11 Thursday 09:00 - 11:00 E12 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
12 Friday 14:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 210 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
13 Wednesday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
14 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 340 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct
15 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Jack Erskine 443 24 Jul - 20 Aug
18 Sep - 8 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 18:30 - 19:45 E9 Lecture Theatre 21 Aug - 27 Aug
02 Friday 18:30 - 19:45 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 21 Aug - 27 Aug
03 Friday 18:30 - 19:45 E8 Lecture Theatre 21 Aug - 27 Aug
04 Friday 18:30 - 19:45 E6 Lecture Theatre 21 Aug - 27 Aug
05 Friday 18:30 - 19:45 A4 Lecture Theatre 21 Aug - 27 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 19:45 C1 Lecture Theatre 16 Oct - 22 Oct
02 Thursday 18:30 - 19:45 C2 Lecture Theatre 16 Oct - 22 Oct
03 Thursday 18:30 - 19:45 C3 Lecture Theatre 16 Oct - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Andrew Vonasch

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

David Charles Funder; The Personality Puzzle ; 8th Ed; W.W. Norton & Co, 2019 (Older editions are also acceptable, although the older the edition, the less similar it will be. The course coordinator recommends avoiding anything older than 6th edition unless absolutely necessary).

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $916.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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 .

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