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Where can you specialize in personality psychology and ethics?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17123points) September 16th, 2016

I would like to delve deeper into the subject of ethics philosophy and personality psychology. Where can I do this? Suggesting books recommended. I think it would be fun. I live in Alberta Canada. I’m willing to put effort time and money into the search.

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I found two books on Amazon I would like to find online classes. Or brick and mortar classes in Alberta.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Anywhere you want with a Bachelor degree,

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Tropical_Willie I thought that specializations are rescricted to ph.d. professors that already have the certification to teach the subject.

sandpiper65's avatar

I am not entirely sure what you mean by “ethics philosophy” or “personality psychology”, but I’ll try to help. First, I agree wholeheartedly with Tropical Wille. Get a Bachelor’s degree. More specifically, a B.A. at a good liberal arts university where you can choose from a wide array of courses for electives and for your major. “Brick and mortar” goes without saying.

If you are interested in the philosophy of ethics, you can take philosophy courses. Also look for courses in the sciences, for offerings in bio-ethics, research ethics, etc. You do not need not to be at a graduate level to study these things.

“Personality psychology” is another confounding term (sorry to say). Personality development and disorders of personality are part of what a student of psychology learns as an undergraduate.

A book sections off some finite portion of a subject. That’s an artificial, if pragmatic boundary. Think of knowledge as a museum where one room flows into another with multiple entrances and exits. You can link the museum’s contents any way you like. Even a museum’s contents are divided up for convenience and pleasurable viewing. Maybe they’re displayed chronologically. Maybe they’re displayed based on a culture or on a genre of art. Or maybe because of ducting and ventilation! My point is boundaries are where someone decided to put them.

Someone can look at a link between agriculture and fabrics; embroidery and neuro-behavioral biology. If the topics you mentioned are your passion – begin, if you can, by getting a well-rounded B.A. degree in just about anything. No one can teach you everything in a lifetime, no less in four years. But in four years you can learn to ask insightful questions. This is the most valuable thing any college or university can teach its graduates. You’ll learn to question intelligently, you’ll see the world differently, and hopefully you won’t ever stop questioning, wondering, or learning.

You sound interested and curious. Go for it!

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