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This module aims to investigate individual and group differences, including personality and intelligence, with an emphasis on current debates. Different theories within personality and intelligence will be examined together with an analysis of how methods affect theories. The module also aims to investigate psychological measurement such as the strengths and limitations of psychometric measures including the design and application of such measures.
Topics to be covered by this module include:
Introduction to understanding individual differences
Epistemological, cultural and political debates around individual differences
Approaches to studying individual differences and how they impact on theory
Techniques for psychological measurement and the principles of psychometrics
Debates in psychometric measurement, including validity, reliability and application.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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