PSY 302 Personality Psychology

This class fulfills a Area 2 requirement

Section CRN Instructor Time
48249 Dr. Jennifer Lodi-Smith T, TH 10:00am - 11:15am

This course is designed to give an in-depth overview of modern personality psychology. We begin by talking about what personality is, walk through the different ways of approaching and assessing personality, discuss causes of individual differences in personality across the lifespan, and end by examining some of the many important things personality influences. By the end of the course, you will be able to detail multiple different approaches to personality psychology, explain how personality is shaped across the lifespan, and describe the impact personality has on important life outcomes. In addition, you will enhance your skills in critically evaluating primary source literature through reading peer-reviewed journal articles rather than reading a traditional textbook and engage with personality psychology outside of the classroom through a variety of immersive experiences from examining your own personality to visiting the zoo when we discuss comparative personality psychology. Finally, you will spend extensive time researching how personality influences important life outcomes in collaboration with our partnership with the Buffalo Museum of Science.