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AZA3465: Personality

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.




Dr Maboe Mokgobi


South Africa

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


AZA2015 and AZA2455 and AZA2490 and AZA2495


AZA3462, AZA3135, AZA3360


PSY3051, PSY2011, PSY2031


The unit focuses on the development, comparison, application and critical evaluation of personality theories. A broad range of personality theories are covered, these include Freudian, Jungian, Evolutionary, Trait, Humanistic and Learning theories.


On completion of the unit, the students will be able to:

  1. Explain the origins and underlying assumptions of core personality theories.
  2. Discuss the practical applications, experimental procedures and research associated with personality theories.
  3. Critically evaluate and compare personality theories.
  4. Write advanced reports.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Maboe Mokgobi

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Psychology – South Africa