Understanding Individuality and Abnormality
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of some key theories and concepts in psychology relating to individual differences and psychometrics
- Describe a range of psychological disorders and some of the approaches used to measure abnormal behaviour
- Demonstrate basic skills of professional communication in this area of enquiry
- Introduction and assignment instructions
- What is ‘abnormality’ in the psychological context?
- Psychological Disorders
- Historical and Cultural perspectives
- Psychometrics and assessment skills
- Psychological Treatment
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well as some of the factors which can influence psychological well-being. This subject also introduces the study of abnormal behaviour, including a critical consideration of psychological disorders and the nature of evidence-based interventions. Tutorials will build on lecture content, support reflective practice, and will facilitate the development of basic communication skills including counselling and professional communication.
- Self-Reflection (20%%)
- Oral Presentation (10%%)
- Weekly Short Answer Quizzes (20%%)
- Multiple-Choice Questions Exam (50%%)
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