Spring 2022 - PSYC 370 D100

Introduction to Theories of Personality (3)

Class Number: 1607

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10041, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2022
    11:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201.



Focuses on classic and contemporary theories, conceptual debates, and empirical research in the area of personality. Students with credit for PSYC 270 may not complete this course for further credit


Tutor Marker(s) [TMs]:  The TMs for the course will be Lee Vargen (lee_vargen@sfu.ca)  and Taylor Willi (taylor_willi@sfu.ca).  They will be available for consultation to students throughout the semester and in the weeks prior to each midterm.  TM office numbers and office hours will be announced in class and posted on Canvas.  Contact the TMs if you have questions about course content, as well as after exams, if you have questions about marking.  

Midterm Exam:  Each exam will count 25% to your final mark.  Each exam will be 90 minutes in duration. Each midterm exam (as well as the final exam) will have the same structure.  About two-thirds of the test questions will be multiple choice.  The other one-third of the test will be subjective questions requiring a written response (e.g., definitions, short answers, and essay questions). 

Final Exam: The final exam will have two parts to it.  The first part will be an examination, based on the lecture material and readings from the last one-third of the course.  This first part of the final exam will have the same format as the two midterms, and it will count for 25% of your final grade.  The second part of the final exam will be a cumulative exam on the course and be entirely comprised of multiple choice questions.  It too will count 25% towards your final grade.


  • Midterm Exam #1: 25%
  • Midterm Exam #2: 25%
  • Final Exam Part I: 25%
  • Final Exam Part II: 25%



D.P. Crowne (2010) Personality Theory (2nd Ed.). Oxford Press.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.