PSYPRO4416 - Applied and Clinical Personality Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 A

Course content

The aim of the topic is to: Give students advanced knowledge of the most important theories of personality with an emphasis on applied usefulness in clinical practice.

The course based on applied and clinical knowledge obtained in the courses personality psychology 1 and 2 and covers the applied and clinical meaning of personality psychology. Syllabus and lectures covers main theories within the topic and their clinical application (personality trait theories, psychodynamic-, cognitive- and humanistic/existential theories). Different concepts and empirical data from personality psychology will be discussed, emphasizing the application of this knowledge in clinical practice. The border between normal functioning and pathology will be fronted. Practical application of different tests, are compulsory activity. The development of independent reflection within topic is also emphasized.

Learning outcome


  • The student has thorough knowledge about application and clinical understanding of personality psychology, with an emphasis on personality trait-, psychodynamic-, cognitive- and humanistic/existential theories.
  • The student has thorough knowledge about the border between normal functioning and pathology.


  • The student can apply and interpret personality tests in a clinical context.

General competence:

  • The student has developed independent reflection.
  • The student is able to communicate and discuss main theories, problems and the relevance of personality psychology in connection with clinical problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lecture and seminars. One week exam from at home. Practical use of different personality tests are mandatory activity. 1. MMPI 2 Training - 100% Attendance 2. NEO-PI-R Training - 100% Attendance 3. PAI Training - 100% Attendance.

Compulsory assignments

  • MMPI 2 Training
  • NEO-PI-R Training
  • PAI Training

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme (CPSY)
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)

Required previous knowledge

PSYPRO4116 Personality Psychology 1 or the equivalent.

Course materials

To be announced when semester starts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4050 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
PSYPRO4419 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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