Lecture 1.docx

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Chapter 1
Understand the definition of personality
Why do we (generally) no longer propose “grand theories?”
Develop examples of how personality is understood from each of the six domains of knowledge
Be able to explain the nature of theory and its role in research (i.e. how does it differ from belief?)
Goals for our course
Two sets of goals:
1. Psychology Majors
Sharing my passion for understanding people
Getting you to think like a Personality Psychologist
Preparation for advanced courses in Psychology
Preparation for 4th year thesis project
An understanding of Personality becomes foundational to almost every
other branch of Psychology
2. Non-Psychology People
Sharing my passion for understanding people
Recruitment
An appreciation for the many ways that Personality can help us to
understand ourselves and the world around us
Development of critical thinking and information literacy (skills that apply
across disciplines)
Course Outline & Web site
Course Outline available on our course web site we are saving trees by not printing these out
(your grandchildren will thank you)
Read about the various components of the course & know the deadlines (i.e. Essay, Midterm,
Final Exam & the Personality Questionnaires and Grade-Raising Option)
Instructor…
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Chris Motz (please call me Chris)
The best way to contact me is via email: Chris_Motz@carleton.ca
Office: A824 Loeb
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00-1:00
I am also available to meet by appointment please feel free to email to arrange a time to meet
Sending an email…
Is he nuts?!
Identify yourself
What course and section are you in?
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Using your Connect (My Carleton) account
Team “Personality”
Teaching Assistant
Eric Heward
Email: eheward@connect.carleton.ca
Textbook
Larsen, R. J., & Buss, D. M. (2008 or 2010). Personality Psychology: Domains of knowledge
about human nature (3rd ed. or 4th ed.). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
Course Evaluation
Midterm: Saturday, February 27th from 9:00 to noon. The location will be announced later.
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