FSS:PSYb2550 Individual differences - Course Information
PSYb2550 Psychology of individual differencesFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- Mgr. Jan Širůček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- Mgr. Jan Širůček, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
- Tue 12:00–13:40 P52
- NOW ( PSYb2590 Introduction to Psychometrics ) || PSY259 Introduction to Psychometrics && ! PSY255 Individual differences
Students should have basic knowledge of personality psychology and developmental psychology at the time of enrollment.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 18 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The course of the psychology of individual differences follows the knowledge of personality psychology, developmental psychology and social psychology. The thematic consists of a four-block curriculum that reflects the theoretical constructs of contemporary psychology of personality in a social context: interpersonal personality dispositions, emotional dispositions, cognitive dispositions, and motivational dispositions. The subject is a critical reflection of historical and contemporary methodologies of differential psychology and psychology of individual differences.
- Learning outcomes
- Student will: - understand the basic principles of the methodology of psychology of individual differences - understand the most important theoretical constructs of the field - understand the cross-contingency of the ontogenetic development of these constructs - be able to use available research tools in individual diagnostic considerations - be able to connect the theoretical knowledge of the field with the reality of everyday life
- A. Interpersonal personality dispositions: 1) Extraversion 2) Agreeableness 3) Interpersonal dependency 4) Gender Identity B. Emotional Dispositions: 5) Neuroticism and depression 6) Social anxiety, shyness 7) Pronneness to guilt and shame 8) Hostility and anger, affect intensity C. Cognitive Dispositions: 9) Openness to experience 10) Faith in the Just World 11) Authoritarianism and Dogmatism 12) Need for Cognition; Cognitive Closure, Integrative Complexity 13) Social perspective taking D. Motivation Disposition: 14) Consciousness 15) Social desirability 16) The need to belong & affiliate 17) Need for power 18) Sensation seeking 19) Rejection sensitivity
- required literature
- Selman, R. L. (2003) The promotion of social awareness : powerful lessons from the partnership of developmental theory and classroom practice. New York: Russel Sage Foundation.
- Handbook of individual differences in social behavior. Edited by Mark R. Leary - Rick H. Hoyle. New York: Guilford Press, 2009. xv, 624. ISBN 9781593856472. info
- Teaching methods
- Teaching is done in the form of lectures and online seminar exercises.
- Assessment methods
- Seminar assignments are evaluated as received if they are fully and credibly elaborated. Seminar work is evaluated on the standard A-F scale as well as the final oral exam. The total score consists of 40% of the seminar paper and 60% of the oral exam.
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The course is taught annually.
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