Individual Differences 3H PSYCH4039
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Psychology
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
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.
Weekly during Semester 2
Requirements of Entry
Entry to Honours Psychology is guaranteed by a B2 average over Psychology 2A and 2B. To enter level 4 honours, a satisfactory performance in level 3 honours is required as well as the fulfilment of College regulations
Critical Review (2,500 words) individually written assignment 100% of final grade.
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
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:
■ Describe and evaluate key contributions of neuroscience to the investigation of individual differences
■ Critically reflect on the contribution of a range of wider disciplines to the study of individual differences
■ Critically evaluate research exploring key aspects of individual differences in emotion and emotion regulation
■ Critically evaluate key contemporary evidence related to intelligence
■ Review and critically 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.