Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds MATTHEW MUNDY: Like many other aspects of our lives, our personality helps differentiate ourselves from other people. Why do some people enjoy being the centre of attention while others prefer solitude? How does success or failure change us? As a science, how does psychology attempt to explain and measure personality, and determine how it influences our behavior? Hi I’m Matthew Mundy and I’m the Director of Education for the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University in Australia. In this course, you’ll investigate the “Psychology of Personality’. You’ll be introduced to the dimensions that psychologists believe are important for measuring personality, and you’ll explore the mental processes we use to manage challenging or difficult situations.
Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds Many of you have probably completed a personality test at some time in your life. In this course you’ll investigate the psychometric properties of a personality test, and find out how different types of tests can provide us with useful insights into human behaviour. This introductory course is designed for everyone, regardless of experience or background. No prior study of psychology is required or expected. So if you want to learn about personality and how it influences our behaviour, by a School of Psychological Sciences that’s ranked among the best in the world. Then I encourage you to join us in this course.