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PY4202 - Individual Differences in Personality

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (70%) - 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.


JCU Online, Study Period 86, External
Census Date 04-Nov-2021
Lecturer: 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.