SS5757 - Personality Theories and Assessment

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
1) Nil for MSocSc in Counselling & MSocSc in Psychology of Education
2) SS2023 Basic Psychology or its equivalent for MSocSc in Applied Psychology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2017/18

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts of personality development and assessment. Major themes of the course include scope and theories about personality development and individual differences, purposes and methods of personality assessment, cross-cultural perspectives on personality, features of Chinese personality, and empirical studies about Chinese personality. It will try to enhance students’ ability to critically review what they learn in class.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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