Core Module Information
Module title: Individual Differences (HKBU)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY09607
Module leader: Rory MacLean
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Historical & conceptual perspectives in personality: psychodynamic, behaviourist, humanistic/ phenomenological, cognitive/social-cognitive, and trait approaches; personality assessment.Historical & conceptual perspectives in intelligence: intelligence testing & IQ; general factor theories vs. multiple abilities; biological influences on intelligence; environmental and socio-cultural influences on intelligence.Recent developments in individual differences: alternative views of intelligence (e.g. emotional intelligence, multiple intelligences); other individual differences (e.g. creativity; leadership; optimism).

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Contrast the psychological concepts of personality and intelligence from their commonsensical, everyday usage.

LO2: Evaluate approaches to studying and assessing personality (e.g. psychodynamic, behaviourist, humanistic/ phenomenological, cognitive/social-cognitive, and trait approaches).

LO3: Evaluate factor theories of intelligence and demonstrate a sound knowledge of at least one seminal and one contemporary factor theory.

LO4: Critically reflect on recent developments and current debates in the areas of personality and intelligence.

LO5: Critically reflect on the validation and evaluation of a psychometric measure of individual differences.

LO6: Evaluate the role that individual differences plays in areas such as creativity, leadership, optimism, personnel selection, mood and motivation.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rory MacLean
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 172
Online On-demand Webinar 2
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2023/4, Trimester 3, Blended,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rory MacLean
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 171
Online GROUPIND_STUDY 5
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 40 1~2~3~6 Exam Period HOURS= 1 hour
Essay 30 4 Week 10 , WORDS= 1000 words
Oral Presentation 30 5 Week 13 HOURS= 5-10 minutes
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY09607 Individual Differences 2 (HKBU)