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PSY3051 - Perception and personality

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Max Jory


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2007 (Flexible)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)
South Africa First semester 2007 (Day)


The first half of this unit covers sensory processes involved in vision, audition and speech perception. Coding mechanisms common to different modalities are emphasised to help students understand general mechanisms of sensory coding and perceptual processing. The second half covers the following personality theories: psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Jung, phenomenological theories of Kelly and Rogers, three factor theory of Eysenck, five factor model of Costa and McCrae and social cognitive theories of Bandura and Mischel. The development, comparison, application and critical evaluation of these theories are emphasised. Compulsory weekend school for off-campus students.


Examination (3 hours): 60%
Two 2000-word research reports: 20% each
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour laboratory per week

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.


PSY2011 or PSY2031