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PSYC13020 Individual Differences and Assessment
Individual Differences and Assessment
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General Information

Overview

This unit will introduce you to the principles, processes, applications, and issues pertaining to the development and use of psychological assessment. This unit is presented through a number of themes, covering topics such as origins, ethics and uses of psychological testing; testing in adults, children and vulnerable populations; neuropsychological testing and testing for industry and career development. The psychometric basis of psychological assessment and testing is emphasised. You will focus on a variety of common psychological procedures and tests measuring individual differences. Consideration of individual differences and assessment in an Australian context will be a key component of your studies in this unit.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

96 credit points

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Adelaide
Bundaberg
Cairns
Online
Rockhampton
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 16 May 2022
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say' survey and on discussion forums.

Feedback

Students requested that the topics/questions for the Long-Answer Questions (Written Assessment) be released earlier so that they could better plan their assessment priorities across the term.

Recommendation

Release the topics/questions for the Long-Answer Questions (Written Assessment) earlier in the term.

Feedback from Student feedback via 'Have Your Say' survey and in class.

Feedback

Students requested that information and resources for the Long-Answer Questions (Written Assessment) and Oral Presentation be provided earlier in the term in a way that is more readily accessible (i.e. rather than clarifying information provided on the Moodle forum, which can be difficult to navigate).

Recommendation

Develop an information pack for the Written Assessment and Oral Presentation that expands on the current information, includes examples from past students and a video explainer of the task and its expectations. Provide this information as early as possible in the term directly within the Assessment tile in Moodle.

Feedback from Student feedback and personal observations.

Feedback

Several students had difficulty with the technological requirements of the Oral Presentation (e.g., using video-recording technology, condensing video files for uploading to Moodle).

Recommendation

Within the Oral Presentation information pack, include clear step-by-step instructions and advice on how to record their presentation within Zoom and how to use Camtasia (or similar) to condense the file to upload into Moodle.

Feedback from Student feedback via email, in class and in the 'Have Your Say' survey.

Feedback

Students indicated that they enjoyed the applied focus and learning opportunities provided by the Oral Presentation task, which involved a role play. However, several students indicated that they found it difficult to find a person to conduct the role play with.

Recommendation

Continue to offer the oral presentation as an assessment task but use Moodle (or other suitable technology) to allow students to form small groups early in the term. This will enable students to work together to practice the task and develop their final submission.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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