Warning! This unit contains mature content and may not be suitable for some students. Any student under the age of 16 who would like to enrol in this unit must first complete a Parental Consent Form.
- Major theories of personality
- Assessment of Personality
- Application of personality theory
- Chat Rooms
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Welcome letter
- Printable format materials
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100
- SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101
- SWI-PSY20007-Developmental Psychology
- SWI-PSY20006-Cognition and Human Performance
- SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics
You must also complete two (2) Level 2 subjects in Psychology before starting this subject.
No special requirements
This subject explores key themes in the development of personality theory. The psychodynamic, psychosocial, biological, trait, humanistic, and social cognitive approaches to understanding personality are compared and critically evaluated according to the available evidence. Assessment of individuals according to each theory is also critically evaluated. Applications of the personality theories to real-world problems are emphasised in the subject so that students begin to appreciate the importance of understanding differences between people and how these differences drive behaviour.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Assignment 1 - Assignment — Written Assignment (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Mid-study period test — Online (20%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject