Individual Differences_Psych Studies PSYCH3007

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Key topics include the field of Individual Differences in ability, personality, emotion and cognition, including coverage of key concepts and theories in intelligence and the biological bases of personality.



Requirements of Entry

A Grade D or better in Psychology 1A and 1B, and 2A and 2B.

Excluded Courses



Critical Review (2,500 words) individually written assignment 100% of final grade.

Course Aims

To provide coverage of individual differences in personality, emotion and intelligence, including coverage of the brain systems involved in these.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ Discuss key contributions of neuroscience to the investigation of individual differences

■ Reflect on the contribution of a range of wider disciplines to the study of individual differences

■ Evaluate research exploring key aspects of individual differences in emotion and emotion regulation

■ Evaluate key contemporary evidence related to intelligence

■ Review and evaluate trait theory and key applications in practice

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment