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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2006

PSY 341k • Personality Assessment - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43045 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
ETC 2.102A
GOSLING

Course Description

This course will cover theoretical and methodological issues involved in trying to understand and measure personality. Starting from general principles of measurement, students will learn how to measure various personality constructs (e.g., goals, traits, life themes). The focus of the course will be on specific assessment procedures, including questionnaires, interviews, observational methods, situational tests, life history analysis, and more. Class will include demonstrations and exercises in techniques of personality assessment.

Grading Policy

Mid-term examination - 20%
Lab exercises (weekly) - 20%
Papers - 60%

Texts

There is no textbook for this course. A course packet will be available from a local copy shop.

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