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PY4202 - Individual Differences in Personality

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

In this subject, students will explore historical, contemporary and emerging theoretical approaches to personality. Students will also examine individual and cultural differences in the conceptualisation and measurement of personality which impact the practice of psychology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Link key aspects of contemporary theoretical developments, historical and emerging trends in the conceptualisation and assessment of personality;
  • Critically evaluate key theories and measurement of personality psychology to formulate culturally sensitive responses to problems;
  • Consolidate and apply knowledge of personality theory and assessments in a manner that is culturally appropriate and sensitive to the needs of diverse populations including but not limited to culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: must attempt and submit all assessment tasks; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Availabilities

JCU Online, Study Period 82, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coordinator: Dr Clint Knight, Dr Klaire Somoray
Lecturers: Dr Clint Knight, Dr Brian Law, Dr Klaire Somoray.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 10-Nov-2022
Coordinator: Dr Clint Knight, Dr Klaire Somoray
Lecturers: Dr Clint Knight, Dr Klaire Somoray.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 60 hours - 10 hours/week x 6 weeks online learning activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.