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Personality and Individual Differences (7122.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology

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  • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (188644) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180402) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (170357) - View
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  • Semester 2, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (140793) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces students to the fundamental concepts and influential theories in individual differences. There is an emphasis on the conceptualisation and assessment of personality, including psychometric testing. This unit introduces the major perspectives on personality (e.g. trait, psychoanalytic, behavioural/social learning, cognitive, and humanistic perspectives). Both traditional and contemporary theories and research in the area of personality and intelligence are examined and evaluated.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify the contentions surrounding the nature and measurement of individual differences;

2. Identify and distinguish the psychometric properties of psychological tests;

3. Explain the principles, applications, and pitfalls of personality and intelligence assessment; and

4. Critically evaluate and compare the major theories of personality.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to four hours per week.

Prerequisites

4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour
AND
4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology
OR
Permission of the unit convener

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.

Referenced Courses



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