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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 1 Welcome to Psychology 162 Summer Session 2 2010 INTRODUCTION TO PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY Professor: Carmel Gabriel Reader: Fionnuala Butler Carmel Gabriel, Instructor • B.A. UC Santa Barbara – Psychology • M.A. UCDavis – Social Psychology • Ph.D. UCDavis (in progress) – Social Psychology • Biculturalism Funder, D. C. (2010). The Personality Puzzle (5 th edition). W. W. Norton & Company. Textbook INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 2 http://www.wwnorton.com/college/psych/personality-puzzle5/ Student Website for Textbook Class Enrollment • Class is full • The classroom holds only 49 students, so 49 is the maximum we can enroll. • There will be no further spaces in the class unless enrolled students drop the course. (We can’t consider special pleading. Sorry!) Lectures • New material but some overlap with textbook • Lectures posted on course website morning of lecture (smartsite) • Podcasts posted after each class • Flexible lecture plan • Breaks • Don’t be shy (I like questions) INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 3 Course Requirements • Exams – Midterm 1 (August 12) – MC – Midterm 2 (August 26) – MC – Final exam (September 9) – MC • Paper (September 2) – 4-5 pages • Grading – Midterms, final, and paper weighted equally Course Plan Course Calendar Date Topic August 2 Introduction Chapter 1 3 Research Methods 1 Chapter 2 4 Research Methods 2 Chapter 3 5 Psychoanalytic Approach 1 Chapter 10 9 Psychoanalytic Approach 2 Chapter 11 10 Psychoanalytic Approach 3 Chapter 12 11 Guest Lecture 12 Exam 1 16 Biological Approach 1 Chapter 8 17 Biological Approach 2 Chapter 9 18 Trait Approach 1 Chapter 4 19 Trait Approach 2 Chapter 5 23 Trait Approach 3 Chapter 6 24 Trait Approach 4 Chapter 7 25 Humanistic Approach Chapter 13 26 Exam 2 30 Cross-Cultural Approach Chapter 14 31 Behaviorism Chapter 15 September 1 Social Learning Perspectives Chapter 15 2 Cognitive and Emotion Processes Paper Assignment Due Chapter 16 6 The Self Chapter 17 7 Personality Disorders Chapter 18 8 Review and Future Directions Chapter 19 9 Final Exam INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 4 FAQ • No make-up exams • Class will be graded based on standard grading distribution (no rounding) • Any other questions? Come see us…We are happy to chat with you! Goals of the Course 1. To understand, from different theoretical perspectives, how and why individuals behave as they do in different social contexts and have the experiences they have 2. To understand how personality traits and individual differences are measured 3. To appreciate major controversies and important issues in the field of personality research 4. To do this in a way that may be of personal and professional benefit to you 5. To help you, at least a little, with your English writing skills People are different, and personality psychologists try to understand why What is Personality Psychology INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 5 • Origin of the Word Greek word ‘ persona ’ (mask):...
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