Personality and Intelligence 2 (PSYC3015)


This unit of study addresses current issues in personality, psychological testing, intelligence, and individual differences. Students are introduced to different theoretical models used in personality, intelligence, emotional intelligence, and metacognition and expected to critically evaluate these theories based on the supporting research evidence. This unit also presents different psychological testing techniques and methods.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 2 hour tutorial per week.


One 2 hour exam; one major written assignment, one minor written assignment, and in-class activities (e.g., tutorial presentations, in-class quizzes) (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(PSYC2014 or PSYC2114) and (PSYC2011 or PSYC2911 or PSYC2111 or PSYC2012 or PSYC2112 or PSYC2013 or PSYC2113)

Assumed knowledge

(PSYC2012 or PSYC2112); (PSYC2013 or PSYC2113)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.