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As stated in the catalog, Psychology of Personality critically examines psychology’s most influential theories regarding the nature of persons, including psychoanalysis, behaviorism, cognitivism, and biological theory.


The main goal of this course is to introduce undergraduates to a representative sample of classic and emerging theories of personality in order to apply such knowledge to the understanding of individual and societal problems and the answers to these problems. Another goal is to prepare students for future courses, employment, or graduate school. Thus, these goals provide students with two important reasons why they should take this class and do well.


Students will have the opportunity to communicate their understanding of the material by taking 4 multiple-choice exams (each exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions plus TWO bonus questions); all are non-cumulative. These exams account for 71% of the final grade. Students will also complete 16 online quizzes (each quiz consists of 10 multiple-choice questions), which account for 29% of the final grade. The first quiz is due after the first week of classes. Students who have added this class AFTER the deadline for the first quizzes will be ineligible to make up any missed online quizzes.


Students currently enrolled in this course can find the syllabus, calendar for assignments and due dates, and grades by going through the REGGIENET (log in with your ULID and PASSWORD).

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