Personality and Individual Differences (7122.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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 assessing individual differences, including culturally appropriate assessment; and
4. Critically evaluate and compare the major theories of personality.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour
4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology
Permission of the unit convener
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Amanda George|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Amanda George|
All required readings each week are available via the Reading List on Canvas.
APA. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Burton, L. J. (2020). An interactive approach to writing essays and research reports in psychology (5th ed.). Australia: John Wiley and Sons.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Marking and feedback
1. Assessment items will be marked within three weeks of submission.
2. Availability of marks and feedback will be notified via Canvas Announcements.
3. Assessments submitted after the due date and time, regardless of whether an extension was granted, may be returned at a later date than those submitted on time.
4. Late submission may result in reduced feedback being provided.
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit students must attempt the Week 5 online exam, essay and Week 13 final assessment, and achieve an overall mark of at least 50% averaged across all assessment items.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to attend all lectures (or access the lecture recordings) and their allocated tutorial (those in the asynchronous tutorial are expected to work through all materials).
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have basic IT skills in order to navigate Canvas. Regular access to Canvas is a requirement for students enrolled in this unit to enable access to announcements, discussion forums, online exam/assessment, and for online submission of assignments.
Not applicable. All readings available via the reading list on Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made via lectures and/or Canvas will be deemed to have been received by all students in the unit.
Communication with staff and fellow students via Discussion Forums
During this course, you have the opportunity to engage in reflective discussion boards via Canvas. Please be respectful to all participating in the forums by ensuring that you use appropriate forms of communication. For example, we discourage the use of ‘text talk' and instead encourage the use of prose – that is, full sentences using appropriate grammar and spelling.
The Unit Convenor receives numerous emails each day. To assist with providing a timely response to all student queries, please assess the following before emailing:
a) Can the question be addressed via Canvas?
b) Is the Unit Convenor the appropriate person to contact?
c) Is the information provided in the unit outline?
If the Unit Convenor is the most appropriate person to contact then please email from your university email address and include P&ID2023 in the subject line.
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