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Summer Course on Personality Psychology

Stanford University Summer Session
8 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course

Program description

Summer Course on Personality Psychology

This course will focus on current empirical and theoretical approaches to personality. Lectures will be organized around the following questions central to personality research: How and why do people differ? How do we measure individual differences? Does personality change over time? How does personality interact with sociocultural factors to influence behavior? What makes people happy? What are the physical, mental, and social consequences of personalities?

Course Details

  • Online Format: Synchronous - This course is taught in real-time, and students are expected to attend virtual sessions at specific times during the week.

Admission requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the study abroad program; Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent;
  • Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency below;
    • Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) Minimum score of 95 for the iBT TOEFL,
    • International English Language Testing System: Academic (IELTS: Academic) Minimum overall band score of 7.0, or Cambridge Assessment English Minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Advanced, CEFR Level C1.
  • Undergrad/Grad

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Program content

  • Introduction
  • What’s my sign? Good and bad indicators of personality
  • How aware am I of my thoughts, feelings, and behaviors?
  • Can you judge a book by its cover?Perception of others’ personality and emotion
  • What parts of my personality are set at birth?
  • What can I look forward to in old age?
  • Can you see my personality and emotions in my brain?
  • QUIZ 1
  • How does my upbringing affect my personality?
  • Does where I live affect who I am?
  • Personality and Culture
  • Can my personality make me sick?
  • What makes people happy?
  • Can I change my personality and my emotions?
  • Film: 49up
  • Q & A for final exam
  • Final Exam in class

Tuition fees

The total fees for this program is USD 3,525.

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Stanford Summer Session

Stanford University Summer Session invites visiting undergraduate, graduate, and high school students to experience Stanford University during its fourth academic quarter. During the eight-week course, Summer Session students are enrolled in the same courses as matriculated Stanford students, and earn...

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Stanford University Summer Session

415 Broadway
Academy Hall, Floor 2, 8853
94063 Redwood City California
United States of America

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