This module is an advanced survey of major contemporary topics in individual differences and developmental psychology. The topics covered will be directly related to the current research specialisations and active research programmes of staff in the department. This will provide students with insights into the major unresolved questions and controversies in the field, as well as discussing recent major in advances in our understanding. For each topic, critical analysis of relevant theory and research will form the basis of written and oral work in the module.
To provide advanced understanding of contemporary theoretical and empirical research in individual differences and developmental psychology.
To engage students with critical analysis of relevant theory and research.
To provide a research-led approach to teaching, by structuring the seminars with reference to the ongoing research programmes within the department.
To encourage intellectual engagement with these research programmes, and help to foster a sense of scientific enquiry in preparation for the research project module (PS934)
- Module Supervisor: Gijsbert Stoet