Differential Psychology

Differential Psychology

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Kobal Grum Darja

Variability in behaviour and feeling
Origins and factors of individual and group differences: evolution, heritability and self-engagement. Co-impacts of gens, social interactions and self-engagement on individual and group differences. Genetic, evolutionary and social (cultural) origins of variance of psychological and behavioral characteristics. Measures of central tendencies and dispersions of behavioral and personality characteristics. Diversity, difference, deviance. Problems of differences measures. Areas of variabilities: intervariability and intravariability.
Individual differences
Scientific research of individual differences. Personality differences. Differences in conative personality dimensions: emotions, temperament, character, (fundamental) personality dimensions and types. Diffferences in cognitive personality dimensions: intelligence and other abilities. Differences in motivation, interests, attitudes, beliefs, ideals and values. Differences in self-concept and self-esteem.

Group differences
Scientific research of group differences. The most significant group differences (gender, age, social-economic status and other social stratifications, nationality, religion, culture etc.). Knowledge of individual and group differences and diversities in contemporary life and society.