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Personality Research (360-0-1)


William R Revelle
Swift 315
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00-4:00pm

Meeting Info

Swift Hall 210: Mon, Wed 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Overview of class

A survey of current research in personality with emphasis on experimental approaches to the study of personality as well as advances in psychological measurement. Specific theories discussed will include (but are not limited to) the biological basis of introversion/extraversion, the theory of achievement motivation, and individual differences in proneness to anxiety and in sensitivity to reward and punishment. The development and use of personality tests as ways of testing personality theory will be emphasized.

Registration Requirements

Psychology 205 and 215

Evaluation Method

Evaluations will be based upon two papers (a research proposal and a final project) as well as a midterm exam.

Class Materials (Required)

Readings will be taken from the current research literature.

Class Attributes

Social & Behavioral Sciences Distro Area
Prerequisites apply, see description

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Students must complete Psych 205-0 before taking this course.