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 168
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 4 Week 10 , WORDS= 2000 words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1~2~3~4~5~6 Exam Period HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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