To develop in depth knowledge of the main theories of personality and intelligence, and to enhance students’ understanding of how individual differences in human abilities, personalities and attributes arise and how they are measured.
Assessment of the Module
Multiple Choice Questionnaire (40 questions in one hour and ten minutes).
Introduction to Studying the Module
Importance of Student Self-Managed Learning Time
In addition to the face to face teaching time, students will be required to undertake self-managed learning time. Some of this time will be used to undertake preparatory reading for the forthcoming workshops. Students will also be expected to read around the subject in order to develop more in-depth knowledge that goes beyond that provided in class.
The Programme of Teaching and Learning
- Introduction and the Psychoanalytical Approach
- The Humanistic Approach
- Clinical Applications of the Humanistic Approach
- The Trait Approach
- The Biological Approach
- Learning and Social Cognitive Approaches
- Clinical Applications of the Learning and Social Cognitive Approaches
- Personality and Health
- Personality and Optimism
The following is the core text which provides an introduction to the subject matter presented:
Maltby, J., Day, L. & Macaskill, A. (2013). Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. London, UK: Pearson.