Personality and Intelligence 2 (PSYC3015)


The aim of this unit of study is to provide an overview of the different areas of research and practice in personality, intelligence, and individual differences. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of different theoretical models of personality, intelligence, and metacognition and encouraged to critically evaluate these theories based on the supporting research evidence. The methods of conducting and evaluating individual differences research will also be a focus of the course. Students will be encouraged to take multiple perspectives, evaluating theories of personality and intelligence in terms of their empirical and theoretical support as well as their potential applications.

Further unit of study information


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


One 2 hour exam; one major written assignment (1500 words), one minor written assignment (750 words), and tutorial activities (in-class quizzes and/or presentations) (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

(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.