BEHV 3017 Personality

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101679

Coordinator Phoebe Bailey Opens in new window

Description In 2022 this unit replaced by BEHV 2018 - Personality. Personality is the study of the mental and behavioural factors on which individual human beings vary. In other words, the study of personality is the attempt to understand why a given individual is the way he/she is. This unit involves an examination of the major personality theories, applications to individual differences, and contemporary research. Emphasis is placed on a critical understanding of personality research and its implications for the practice of psychology.

School Psychology

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BEHV 1018

Equivalent Subjects BEHV 2011 - Personality Motivation and Emotion

Assumed Knowledge

Basic understanding of core concepts of personality, social and developmental psychology.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Workbook 3,000 words 50 N Individual
Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online


Subject Contact Phoebe Bailey Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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