Lecture one consists of orientation to the course, and an overview of personality.

Lecture Slides

Lecture Slides (powerpoint in online viewer)

Homework for next Class

  1. Complete this 5-factor inventory (allow around 25 minutes)
    • note: If your Matric number doesn't work, enter your email address instead.
    • Copy and print out the facet scores you get at the end.
      • Learn the facets
    • Write items: What behaviours differentiate hi/lo people on N,E,O,A,C? e.g. do hi-C people fold their underwear (and low C not, and other dimensions don't affect this?
    • Write items: What would an extrovert/introvert or stable vs unstable or conscientious vs unconscientious person find hard to do/not do?
  2. Read this article: 6 Uses of facets (Costa and McCrae, 1998)


Overview papers

  • Revelle, W., Wilt, J. and Condon, D. (2011). Individual differences and differential psychology: A brief history and prospect. In ''Handbook of Individual Differences'' T. Chamorro- Premuzic, A. Furnham and S. von Stumm, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, 3-38. pdf
  • Revelle, W., Condon, D., & Wilt, J. (2011). Methodological advances in differential psychology.pdf
  • Almlund, M., Duckworth, A. L., Heckman, J. J. and Kautz, T. D. (2011). PERSONALITY PSYCHOLOGY AND ECONOMICS. NBER WORKING PAPER SERIES, Working Paper 16822. link. pdf
  • Ashton, M. C., Lee, K. and de Vries, R. E. (2014). The HEXACO Honesty-Humility, Agreeableness, and Emotionality factors: a review of research and theory. Pers Soc Psychol Rev, 18. 139-152. doi. PMID.

Papers cited in the lecture