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HPS791 - Personality

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Trimester 1: Mathew Ling
Trimester 3: Jacqui Macdonald


Must have passed one of: HPS771, HPS772, HPS773, HPS774, HPS775



Incompatible with: HPS307
Contact hours:

Trimester 1 Campus: 1 x 2 hour seminar, 1 x 2 hour practical bi-weekly

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3 Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit provides students with an opportunity to explore a range of theoretical frameworks 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%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

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