Muhammad Ali, 1942 2
John Lennon, 1940 - 1980
Karla Homolka, 1970 4
Course syllabus: Highlights
• Please read the course syllabus thoroughly.
• Your support team:
Course instructor: Dr. Sunaina Assanand.
Teaching assistants: Thariq Badiudeen, Daniel Sood.
Peer mentors: Crystal Byun, Juliane Dmyterko, Sue
Song, Ryan Villamin.
• Course description: Eight theoretical perspectives on
• Course format:
Three case studies, each scheduled before an exam,
opportunity for review: Jeffrey Dahmer, Adolf Hitler,
• Course website: http://www.psych.ubc.ca/~assanand.
• Learning objectives will be posted before class (see
A list of knowledge or abilities that you should acquire
from the lecture content.
Use as a diagnostic tool to monitor your mastery of the
lecture content (e.g., use to create essay questions).
Construct learning objectives for textbook chapters (e.g.,
what should I take away from this section?).
• Lecture slides will be posted after class (see Lecture
Lecture slides are numbered; reference slide numbers
Do not rewrite the content of the lecture slides during
Limit notes to elaborations, insights, and projector
notes; listen and participate during class.
• Textbook: Carver, S. C., & Scheier, M. F. (2012).
Perspectives on Personality.
Purchase the 7th edition.
“Access card” for study guide;
In the event of discrepancies,
rely upon lecture material.
Percent of Course Grade
25% (see note below)
Note: The grade on the optional paper will be included in the
computation of a student’s final grade only if it increases the student’s
standing in the course.
• Peer mentor program:
Optional tutorials, workshops, and paper clinics led by
Assess, explore, collaborate!
Dates and times TBA.
• The “?” bag:
Questions, suggestions, comments.
• Missed classes and student contacts (spaces provided
Year of study?
Reasons for enrolling in Psychology 305A?
Interests and concerns related to this course?
Success in Psychology 305A: Don’ts and Dos
Don’t surf the Internet during class.
Don’t sleep, listen to music, or skype during class.
Don’t ask “Did I miss anything important?”
Don’t ask for grade “bump ups.”
Do ask for help.
Do meet with me (e.g., visit during office hours).
Do expect to be challenged and think hard.
Do ask tough and controversial questions.
Do wonder about everything. Always.