This subject introduces students to key theories of personality psychology and individual differences. The subject critically examines the empirical evidence, research methods, and assessment practices that underpin each theoretical orientation, with an aim to developing a critical thinking perspective on issues and findings in personality research. The subject also introduces students to research and theory on intercultural diversity and important issues in indigenous psychology.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Study abroad||Available to Study Abroad students|
1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in personality psychology;
2. Understand, apply and evaluate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation;
3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes;
4. Use information in an ethical manner;
5. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts;
6. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal issues.
Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101; PSYC13-345