Personality Biology, Economics and Wellbeing

Personality measures have gained traction in Economics, Psychiatry and Health Psychology as potential predictors of wellbeing and social and economic achievement. Students will read key articles showing the relationship between personality, economics, wellbeing and social success. The student will explore through interactive discussions the role of hard wiring mediated by genetic polymorphisms, as well as environment, in shaping individual personalities and how personality impacts individual trajectories across the life span.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-3.5-6
Pre-requisite(s): Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132, PL3235, PL3236, PL3241 and at least 2 other core modules (PL3232 - PL3234), with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week