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

Spring 2005

PSY 309 • Personality

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
41345 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
SEA 3.250
Vazire

Course Description

Personality refers to the patterns in individuals' ways of behaving, thinking, and feeling, and the psychological mechanisms that drive these patterns. This course will examine methods of personality research, various approaches and theories (specifically: trait, biological, psychoanalytic, humanistic, learning, and cognitive approaches) as well as contemporary research in personality (e.g., personality change, personality judgment, and self-perception). The focus of the course will be on current empirical research and modern theories of personality.

Texts

Funder, D.C. (2004). The personality puzzle (third edition). New York: Norton. Funder, D.C., & Ozer, D.J., Eds. (2004). Pieces of the personality puzzle: Readings in theory and research (third edition). New York: Norton.

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