What is personality psychology 

Personality is the combination of behavior, emotion, motivation, and thought patterns that define an individual. Personality psychology attempts to study similarities and differences in these patterns among different people and groups.Personality psychology is a branch of psychology that studies personality and its variation among individuals. It is a scientific study which aims to show how people are individually different due to psychological forces. Its areas of focus include: ... investigation of individual psychological differences. The course will draw from major theories in personality psychology, as well as current empirical research on individual differences and personality development, including work in genetics, psychobiology, evolutionary psychology, emotions, traits, motivation, social learning theory, and attachment theory. 


. To give a detail understanding of human personality

• To create a coherence and balance in different approaches to the personality in the minds of the readers

• To help students integrate theory and research in personality psychology

• To help students to think critically about human personality

Learning Outcomes 

On completion of the course, the student should - be able to account for central personality theories and place these in a context regarding psychological theorising - be able to account for relevant arguments in the discussion regarding if and how personality can be measured - be able to account for methodological methods in the study of personality, for example within biological personality research and by means of personality tests. - be able to account for the principle about operationalisation of personality psychological concepts by means of a scale with covarying items and in a short report comment on the outcome upon collecting data with a self-constructed scale and an established instrument.


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