Psychology 309:  Psychology of Personality


Course: Psychology 309 - Psychology of Personality

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Lehman Office: Smith, Room 221: Phone: 503-5762


Office Hours: To be announced

Textbook: Personality, 4th Edition, Jerry Burger.

Outside Assignment: To be announced. Prerequisite: Psychology 101

Objectives of Course: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the field of personality psychology by: 1) presenting prominent theoretical approaches to studying personality, 2) examining the methods of assessment of other practical applications associated with each approach, and 3) analyzing research which has emanated from each of the approaches.

The following content and approaches will be studied:

Major Exams: There will be four major exams during the semester. These exams will include multiple choice and short answer questions. Each exam will count 100 points.

First Exam: Chapters 1, 2, 11, 12. Date ____________

Second Exam: Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10. Date ____________

Third Exam: Chapters 3, 4, 5, 6. Date ____________

Fourth Exam: Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, & Review Material.  Date ____________

Daily Quizzes: The instructor plans to give several daily quizzes during the semester. The quizzes will count 15 points and are given to motivate students to keep up with reading and lecture review. The lowest score on a daily quiz will be dropped. There will be no makeups for daily quizzes.

Attendance: Attendance is very important. You should make every effort possible to attend class. Should a daily quiz be given when a student is absent, there will be no makeup although one missed daily quiz will serve as a dropped grade. Attendance for major exams is mandatory except for emergencies or special situations such as hospitalization. If you know that a special situation is going to prevent you from attending class, please communicate this to the instructor prior to the absence. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor about the possibility of a makeup exam for any major exam which is missed.

Grading Scale: (approx.) 90-100% of total possible points - A; 80-90% - B; 68-80% - C; 58-68% - D; Below 58% - F.

The instructor reserves the right to change this syllabus if needed.

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