PersonalityLearning outcomes:


By the end of this module, we hope you will gain an understanding of the following:


  • nomothetic and idiographic theories


  • trait and type approaches and elementary personal construct theory


  • psychoanalytic-humanistic-cognitive approaches to personality


  • defence mechanisms


  • construction and use of inventories, rating scales, grids and Q-sort


  • types of tests used in personality assessment


  • objective and projective tests.


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The exam syllabus

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