69 Activities

Exercises: Watch & Learn

Who Are You Really? The Puzzle of Personality: A 15-minute Ted Talk about personality and how malleable it may actually be.

Video 12.1: Who are You Really? The Puzzle of Personality (https://youtu.be/qYvXk_bqlBk) uploaded by Brian Little.


Exercises: Read, Listen & Learn

  • Carl Rogers and the Person-Centred Approach: A discussion of Maslow’s work on the hierarchy of needs.
  • Genetube: Six short videos explaining genetics to ordinary people! (https://genetube.org/ddda95?fv=#/start-video)
  • 2016-17 Noba + Psy Chi Student Video Award Recipients: These award-winning videos about personality were made by Psychology students.  Think about what you would do if challenged to make your own video.

Exercises: Do & Think

  1. Is This a Circle? Your Answer Could Reveal a Lot About Your Outlook on Life: This very simple quiz claims to reveal something about your personality – why not try it yourself and on some friends?  How do you think it rates in terms of validity?  (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/12037540/Is-this-a-circle-test-reveals-a-lot-about-your-personality.html)
  2. Researchers Asked These British Mothers Which Personality Traits They Would most Wish for Their Babies – Extraversion Came out on Top: A recent study. Which traits would you wish for and why?  How do your answers compare with the mothers in the study?  (https://digest.bps.org.uk/2017/09/06/most-mothers-hope-their-babies-will-become-extroverts-more-than-smart-or-self-disciplined/)
  3. Do You Have a Healthy Sense of Self-Esteem: Another VERY short quiz, this time looking at self-esteem/narcissism.  Having answered the questions, did the interpretation of your score surprise you?
  4. Big Five Personality Tests: A brief version of a Big 5 personality test.
    Were the questions what you expected, given what you read in the text?
    Was the interpretation of your answers surprising? (https://www.truity.com/view/tests/big-five-personality)


@genetube.   Retrieved from https://genetube.org/ddda95?fv=#/start-video

Ambridge, B. (2016).  Do you have a healthy sense of self-esteem?  Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/27/do-you-have-a-healthy-sense-of-self-esteem-take-this-quiz-to-find-out

American Psychological Association, Psychology: Science in Action (2014).  More sleep would make us happier, healthier, safer.   Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/action/resources/research-in-action/sleep-deprivation.aspx

Apple Store- iTunes. (2018).  Stop, Breathe & Think.  Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/stop-breathe-think/id778848692?mt=8

BBC iPlayer Radio 4. (2015). Mind Changers – Carl Rogers and the person centered approach – Podcasts. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b063ztb0

Cherry, K. (2018). Theories and terminology of Personality Psychology.  Retrieved from https://www.verywell.com/personality-psychology-study-guide-2795699

Jarrett, C. (2017).  Researchers asked these British mothers which personality traits they would most wish for their babies – extraversion came out on top.  Retrieved from https://digest.bps.org.uk/2017/09/06/most-mothers-hope-their-babies-will-become-extroverts-more-than-smart-or-self-disciplined/

Little, B. (2016, July 9).  Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYvXk_bqlBk

Millard, C. (2016).  Psychology by numbers: a brief history of personality tests.  Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/psychology-by-numbers-a-brief-history-of-personality-tests-53927

Molloy, M. (2015).  Is this a circle?  your answer could reveal a lot about your outlook on life.  Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/12037540/Is-this-a-circle-test-reveals-a-lot-about-your-personality.html

NOBA.    2016-2017 Noba + Psi Chi student video awards receipients.  Retrieved from http://nobaproject.com/student-video-award/winners?utm_source=Noba&utm_campaign=53a3503110-2015_Student_Video_Award_Announcement5_6_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_51cfc109ef-53a3503110-151163649

Truity. (2017).  Big five personality tests.  Retrieved from https://www.truity.com/view/tests/big-five-personality

Turner, R. (2018).  Keeping a dream journal.   Retrieved from http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/dream-journal.html



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