Coventry University program

Individual Differences at Work

Explore how and why individuals differ from one another and the methods that psychologists use to measure these differences.

This program is part of the MSc Business and Organisational Psychology degree offered by Coventry University

Understand and measure important psychological differences between individuals

You will explore models of intelligence, from simple two factor to multiple intelligences and principles of test construction, to assess individual differences.

You will discover the main areas of theory, research and debate concerning individual differences and learn about attempts to measure human psychological characteristics.

The program will help you investigate the philosophical implications of these attempts by questioning the original scientific paradigm of psychologists involved in attempting such measurement and explanation.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Andre Soares PhD, MSc, BSc, FHEA, CPsychol – assistant professor in business and occupational psychology at Coventry University

Learning outcomes

On completion of this program you should be able to:

  • critically assess the various major theoretical models of personality and intelligence;
  • critically evaluate possible effects of intelligence and personality on various skills and attitudes;
  • discuss the applications of these effects within business settings; and
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of construction, ethical research practice and additional qualifications in test use.

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