AD6015: Personality Analysis & Individual Differences

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 12.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Other (on-line classes); 30hr(s) Other (on-line self-directed learning; self study using dedicated learning materials; continuous reflective practice via reflective journal)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: Understand the use and implementation of personality analysis within the required code of ethics.
Module Content: Personality analysis, personality traits, motivational values, principles of measurement theory, accurate and sensitive feedback to clients.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define the analysis needs of the coachee and choose which tests are best suited to address these needs
  • Implement and interpret tests effectively
  • Effectively implement instruments that create awareness and facilitate personal development
  • Deliver clear feedback to the coachees that is both sensitive and accurate
  • Coach the coachee to establish effective developmental plans
  • Operate within the required code of ethics in the implementation and management of any instrument of analysis.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,200 word reflective assignment, 50 marks; 1 x 1,200 word academic essay, 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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