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HPS307 - Personality

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jacqui Macdonald



Must have passed one of: HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204, HPS205, HPS310



Incompatible with: HPS791
Contact hours:

Trimester 2 Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight
Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 Cloud (online): 1 x 2 hour cloud (online) seminar per fortnight


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.


Assessment task 1: Lab report (2000 words) 35%

Assessment task 2: Seminar report (2-4 pages) 15%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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