Course Description

Personality Psychology: The Science of Who We Are

What have scientists learned about human personality? What are the basic personality characteristics? Why are people so different? Is it due to nature or nurture? Do animals have personality? How did personality differences evolve? How do personality traits matter to our health, relationships, work, politics and religion? Complete a personality inventory to learn about your own personality or that of a person you know well.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify basic personality characteristics and how to measure them
  • Discuss issues related to personality development over time
  • Describe what determines personality characteristics (Nature vs. Nurture)
  • Explain how personality characteristics influence real life outcomes



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