PC5005A - Individual Differences in Psychology (2019/20)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2019/20|
|Module title||Individual Differences in Psychology|
|Module level||Intermediate (05)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||School of Social Sciences|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2019/20||
Individual differences focuses on classic and contemporary theory and research in topics related to intelligence, motivation and emotion.
Prior learning requirements
Any introductory psychology module
Topics will be drawn from: Intelligence, emotion, motivation, attitudes LO1,LO2,LO3
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
Students will gain core knowledge and understanding of the topics through lectures, but deeper understanding, evaluation and skill development will be promoted through directed study of recommended reading material, seminars, and online resources.
On successful completion of this module, students will:
1. possess systematic in-depth knowledge and critical awareness of a range of core topic areas and related research in cognitive psychology;
2. have comprehensive knowledge and critical awareness of a range of different research methods used in cognitive psychology;
3. be able to summarise and evaluate critically theoretical developments in cognitive psychology in the light of empirical evidence.
Formative feedback will be available in the form of: (a) comments on mid-term short-answer questions, and (b) automated responses to non-summative multiple-choice questions.
Maltby, J., Day, L.. & Macaskill, A. (2010). Personality, individual differences and intelligence (2nd Ed). Harlow: Prentice Hall. [CORE ]
Cooper, C. (2010). Individual differences and personality (3rd Ed.). London: Hodder Education.
Pervin, L. A., & Cervone, D. (2010). Personality: Theory and research (11th Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.