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Making up People: Personality Testing in 20th-century North America

(24 Lectures, 10 Tutorials)

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? This course takes up the history of personality testing, like the popular Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, in order to understand the intersection of selfhood, science, and business in 20th-century America. This seminar-style course encourages active participation, through readings in history of psychology and science and technology studies, as well as hands-on interaction with the material culture of psychological tests and popular culture.

Distribution Requirement Status: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)


Course Information

  • Course Code: HPS301H1
  • Course Instructor: Kira Lussier

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