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Personality Theories

This course covers a selection of the most important personality theories to highlight the scope of the subject as well as the most important lines of development in the field.

This course is a good choice if you want to widen and deepen the knowledge of psychology that you learned on Psychology I (or equivalent). It is also suitable for guest and exchange students who need to set up their own education plan.

The course is optional within the Psychology II - course package, which is the second semester of studying psychology as a bachelor subject.

You will need Psychology I, 30 credits, with a minimum of 22,5 credits completed, or equivalent, to be eligible.

This course is primarily taught in Swedish and you will find more information on the Swedish version of this page.

  • Course structure

    As a registered student on this course you will find detailed course information and communication in the learning platform Athena. Login with your university account.

    This course will be given in the last quarter of the semester, full-time studies.

    Course syllabus
    Peronality Theories, 7,5 credits, spring 2023 (128 Kb)  (In Swedish)

    Teaching format

    Please refer to the course syllabus.


    Please refer to the course syllabus.


    Course leader: Jakob Håkansson,

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    A complete list of course readings is found in the course syllabus.

    The list is subject to change until two months prior to the start of the course. In case the new course syllabus is missing above by then, please check with the course leader before you buy any expensive books etc.

  • Contact

    Registered students should primarily use Athena for teacher communication.

    To contact the Student office or a Student Councellor, see below.

    More contacts in Education

    Student office - Bachelor's level
    Study councellor - Bachelor's level