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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 2: Mathew Ling
Trimester 3: Jacqui Macdonald





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%

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