PSYC213 - Individual Differences
Prerequisites: PSYC100 Foundations of Psychology, PSYC101 Applications of Psychology, PSYC104 Research Design & Statistics 1
Teaching Organisation 3 hours contact per week over 12 weeks or equivalent
Psychology is the discipline devoted to the scientific study of people who display individual tendencies in their patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours over time and across situations. This unit provides an introduction to a range of individual differences, with particular emphasis on personality. The unit introduces the major personality theories and concepts to explore the historical and contemporary developments that have led to the current understandings of those aspects of individuals that guide their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in everyday life and are used in a range of professional and applied settings. As a whole, this unit contributes to the APAC accredited sequence designed to develop foundational knowledge of this key topic in psychology, including theory, measurement, and applications, as well as the appropriate values and ethical principles underlying research and reporting in psychology.