Who am I? Why am I this way? Why do I make certain choices? Can I change? This beginners' day school presents the main personality theories, and explains how psychologists measure it. The history behind personality measurement, as well as Freudian, behavioural, and neuroscientific theories will be explored.
This one-day course is intended to provide an introduction to the field of personality to non-psychologists.
It aims to familiarise you with general principles in personality psychology so that they can apply various approaches in order to better understand themselves and others.
Topics covered include basic definitions of personalities and its measurement, trait theory, psychoanalytic theories, neurobiological research from brain scanning studies and theories of emotion and motivation. The course describes the key tools used in assessment of personality traits. It also considers abnormal personality and the definition, diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders.