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AZA3465

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Maria Damianova

Synopsis

The unit focuses on the development, comparison, application and critical evaluation of personality theories. A broad range of personality theories are covered, these include Freudian, Jungian, Evolutionary, Trait, Humanistic and Learning theories.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit, the students will be able to:

  1. Explain the origins and underlying assumptions of core personality theories.
  2. Discuss the practical applications, experimental procedures and research associated with personality theories.
  3. Critically evaluate and compare personality theories.
  4. Write advanced reports.

Assessment

Lecture topic quizzes: 10%
Class participation assignments: 10%
Critical thinking exercises: 30%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours lecture contact for 12 weeks
2 hours tutorials contact for 10 weeks
8 hours for private study, including reading of prescribed and recommended literature, review of and familiarisation with a wider range of publications on the core content topics of the unit, work on assignments, preparation for class discussions and presentations

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

PSY3051, PSY2011, PSY2031