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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


HD 2600 Introduction to Personality

Course description

What is “personality”? How is it scientifically studied and measured? To what extent, do biological, social, and cultural factors shape personality? Is personality an expression of our genetic make up and biology, the culmination of social influences, the interplay of both, or the result of random events? In this course, we will review the major theoretical paradigms of personality psychology, discuss contemporary research, theory, and methodology, and learn about key historical debates in the study of “personality”.


Recommended prerequisite: introductory psychology or human development course. Introductory courses in social and personality psychology.

This will be an on-line course.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and Summer College students.


HD 2600 001-LEC Online course

Class dates:May 30-June 22, 2018
Days/times:online course
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Zayas, V. (vz29)
Max. enroll:20
To enroll:See the "How to enroll" section of the online courses page.
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