Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MATTHEW E.
Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsMUNDY PHD: 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 behaviour? 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 secondsMany 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 insight into human behaviour. This introductory course is designed for everyone, regardless of experience or background. However, learners who have already completed a bachelor degree in a discipline other than psychology and who are interested in expanding their science and research skills would be able to receive additional benefits from this course. No prior study of psychology is required or expected.
Skip to 1 minute and 31 secondsThe great thing about this course is that it's part of a set of courses that create a for credit pathway into Monash University's fully online graduate diploma of psychology. That means learners who successfully complete the full set of courses, and who were accepted into the graduate diploma in psychology, will receive one unit of academic credit. So if you want to learn about personality and how it influences our behaviour, and you're ready to complete a set of courses that prepare you to enter a fully online course 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.