Undergraduate Course: Individual Differences in Intelligence and Related Constructs (PSYL10115)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||To provide an understanding of the current status of research on intelligence and related traits such as creativity, interests, and motivation: their structures, how they develop and are genetically influenced, and their associations with life outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Psychology 2 (PSYL08002)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Psychology courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
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Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course, you should be able to discuss critically the differential approach to the study of intelligence and related constructs. You should understand and be able to discuss the structures of cognitive abilities, putative causes of individual differences, the evolution and biological underpinnings of these individual differences, their stability and development over the lifespan, and their relations with life outcomes.
|Detterman, D.K. (2008). The Science of Human Intelligence. Unpublished draft, available on Learn.|
Chamorro-Premuzic, T., von Stumm, S., & Furnham, A. (Eds., 2011). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences. Wiley-Blackwell.
New York: Guilford Press.
Deary, I.J. (2000). Looking Down on Human Intelligence: From Psychometrics to the Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Flynn, J.R. (2007). What Is Intelligence? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hunt, E. (2011). Human Intelligence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Plomin, R., DeFries, J., McClearn, G., & McGuffin, P. (2008). Behavioral Genetics. 5th Edition. New York: Worth.
Recommended journal readings will be presented in lectures.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Wendy Johnson
Tel: (0131 6)51 1304
|Course secretary||Ms Stephanie Fong
Tel: (0131 6)51 3733