Core Module Information
Module title: Individual Differences 2 (Singapore)

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

Module code: PSY09701
Module leader: Rory MacLean
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

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, personnel selection, mood and motivation).

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 3, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
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 15
Face To Face Tutorial 15
Online Guided independent study 165
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY09701 Individual Differences 2 (Singapore)