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HPS307 - Personality

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Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, X), Trimester 3 (X)

EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

J Macdonald (B) Email:

Prerequisite:HPS111 and HPS121
Incompatible with: HPS791
Contact hours:

3 hours per week (1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour practical bi-weekly)

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This unit provides students with an opportunity to explore a range of theoretical frameworks which are used in the study of personality. It will provide students with a sound knowledge of the nature of personality theories, and the major themes, assumptions and issues involved in this area. Students will analyse the psychoanalytic, learning, phenomenological, dispositional and cognitive approaches, in order to assess their practical usefulness and scientific status. Activities will tend to focus on application of the theories.


Examination (2 hours) 50%, lab report (2000 words) 40%, case study analysis (2 pages) 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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