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AZA3465

Faculty of Arts

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Arts

Organisational Unit

South Africa School of Social Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Dr Maboe Mokgobi

Offered

South Africa

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

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

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units.

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

PSY3051, PSY2011, PSY2031