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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Online Synchronous
9:30AM to 4:00PM
Nov 07, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $75.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

This course will be delivered online in real-time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates. 

The course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Please note there will be an hour lunch break.


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