Modiwl PPP-2014:
Personality & Indiv Diffs

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Psychology

10 Credyd neu 5 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Frances Garrad-Cole

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module addresses key topics within the field of personality, intelligence and individual differences. The module is split into two parts: intelligence and Personality and each will be assessed separately. The Areas covered include historic and current perspectives on personality, including psychoanalysis, humanistic and trait approaches. Individual differences and intelligence will be explored including intelligence testing, emotional intelligence and heritability of intelligence.

Cynnwys cwrs

Students will gain an insight into personality and individual differences. On completion of the module, students will have gained a number of employability skills including: an understanding of the use or value of intelligence and/or personality testing; independent and self-motivated study; critical evaluation of academic topics and the relevance of such topics to current issues and debates.

Meini Prawf

trothwy

Adequate answer to the question, largely based on lecture material. No real development of arguments. <>

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Reasonably comprehensive coverage. Well organised and structured. Good understanding of the material. <>

ardderchog

Comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area clarity of argument and expression. Depth of insight into theoretical issues.<< subject to change>>

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. On sucessful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding, knowledge and relevance of the different approaches to the scientific study of intelligence.

  2. On sucessful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding, knowledge and application of tests of personality and how these are administered.

  3. On sucessful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of personality theories and the relevance of such in real world applications

  4. On sucessful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding, knowledge and application of tests of intelligence and how these are administered.

  5. On sucessful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate understanding, knowledge and relevance of the different approaches to the scientific study of personality

  6. On sucessful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate succinctness in presentation of academic material and argument.

  7. On sucessful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate critical evaluation a theory of personality and use evidence to suport opinion.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
ARHOLIAD Mid Term exam

the midterm will include MCQs and short answer questions.

30
ARHOLIAD Final exam

the exam will include MCQs and short answer questions

30
TRAETHAWD Critical evaluation essay

This essay requires you to critically evaluate one of the theories from the module. You will need to give a brief summary of the theory, present arguments (supported by evidence) for and against the validity of the theory and you will need to demonstrate its real-world application (or lack of, or application of a better theory) by giving details of a recent use (supported by theory). The word count is short and you are therefore encouraged to develop a succinct way of writing.

40

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Practical classes and workshops

I will host office drop in sessions during week 9 (5th week of teaching semester) in which students can receive support and guidance on how to approach and write the essay. You are not expected to attend the sessions, but you should you wish to have some individualised guidance on how to approach your essay then you are encouraged to do so.

 
Lecture

Core information will be delivered via lectures.

18
Private study

preparation prior to lectures, revision of lecture notes and/or podcasts. Essay preparation and production. Revision and preparation for exam.

80
Practical classes and workshops

Week 8 will be an optional session on critical writing and analysis. This skills-based class will prepare students for the essay requirements and will build on skills knowledge from Year 1. There will be no assessment of the content of this class.

2

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
  • Communicate psychological concepts effectively in written form.
  • Handle primary source material critically.
  • Be sensitive and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal psychological factors.
  • Use effectively personal planning and project management skills.
  • Work effectively under pressure (time pressure, limited resources, etc) as independent and pragmatic learners.
  • Employ evidence-based reasoning and examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methodologies, paradigms and methods of analysis in psychology.

Adnoddau

Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)

http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ppp-2014.html

Rhestr ddarllen

I would recommend that you purchase, or obtain a library copy of either the 2010, or 2013 edition of:

Maltby, J., Day. L., and McCaskill, A. (2013 *or 2010) Personality, Individual Differences and Intelligence. Pearson Education. Harlow.

You will need to access, but do not need to purchase: Kaplan, R. M. and Saccuzzo, D. P (2005) Psychological testing - One chapter only, available in BU library.

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