Personality and Intelligence 1 (PSYC2014)

UNIT OF STUDY

The main aim of this course is to introduce students to a number of influential theories in personality and intelligence. Students will be exposed to some conceptual analysis and will be expected to gain an understanding and be able to examine critically the various theories covered. Furthermore, students will be introduced to key topics in the scientific study and assessment of individual differences (Psychometrics) in personality and intelligence. The course will cover both conceptual (e.g. validity and reliability) and applied (e.g. Factor Analysis) elements of statistical psychometric inference.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment

One 2 hour exam, major assignment (1500-2000 word essay/report), minor assignment (short written practical exercise and/or tutorial quizzes (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PSYC1001 and PSYC1002

Prohibitions

PSYC2114

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