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PY4202 - Individual Differences in Personality

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (70%).


JCU Online, Study Period 82, External
Census Date 19-Mar-2020
Lecturers: Dr Hollie Baxter, Dr Shou-Han Zhou, 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

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.