Psychology of Personality and Abnormal Behaviour
University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Taught In English
PS203: Research Methods in the Social Sciences II and PS205: Cognitive Psychology or PS206: Cross-cultural Psychology
Course Level Recommendations
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Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis core course examines the construct of personality, provides an overview of the major paradigms used in personality theory and research and considers their practical implications Historical background and ideological issues are also discussed, including notions of normality and abnormality and personality assessment techniques.Learning Outcomes- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of Personality Theory in Psychology.- Demonstrate an understanding and examine the various approaches utilized in Personality Psychology;- Differentiate ways in which personality theories function, e.g. areas of Philosophy, Science and Art.- Analyze and explain psychologically healthy (functional) and unhealthy (dysfunctional) human behavior.
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