Fall 2023

Understanding Individuals

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-353


Amy P. Demorest (Section 01)


This course examines methods used by psychologists to understand the  psychology of individual personalities. The primary focus is on three psychological assessment tools: the Early Memories Procedure, the Thematic Apperception Test, and the traditional interview. Students will take these devices themselves, read the theory behind them, examine case studies by prominent psychologists using these devices, and conduct their own interpretations of responses given by college students and by psychotherapy patients. In the process, students should develop a good understanding of the complexity of the clinical thought process.  

Requisite: PSYC 221 or 228 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Demorest.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to Psychology majors by seniority and to those who pre-register.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Writing and reading intensive.

PSYC 353 - LEC

Section 01
Th 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM FROS 211


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, January 2021, January 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2023