How does this relate to you in your everyday life and to your future career?

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Research Paper

As this course ends, reflect on the various theories and theorists discussed during the class and in the textbook. Select one theorist whose life work really resonates with you. Conduct additional research on this person, summarize your findings, and address the following:

  • A biography of the theorist (2-3 pages): The biography portion of the paper should be relevant to the purpose of the paper.
  • A detailed explanation of what you feel are the most important contributions of the theorist’s work
  • A critique of the theorist’s theory from yourself, industry professionals, and scholarly journals
  • A personal response to the theory: How does this relate to you in your everyday life and to your future career?

This is a formal paper, in APA format, (not a list of responses or bullet points)..

  • Write a 3500-4200 word (or 10- to 12-page) paper (excluding the title page, reference list, and appendices).
  • Use five or more scholarly articles or books (other than the textbook).
  • The paper must reflect the use of course content and critical thinking.
  • —————————————————————————————————————————                                                                Preview of Week 6 Assignments

    Welcome to the last week of the course; here are some tips to guide you…

    You should read your assigned reading assignment.

    Next, you should post to the Discussion Forums– “Personality Theories Synthesizer” and “History of Personality”. Please make your main posts to the discussion forums by Thursday, and reply to at least two of your classmates’ posts by next Monday.

    There also is a Written Assignment on a theorist of your choice from the list provided in the classroom instructions. Note that this is a 10-12 paper and it is due on Day 7- next Monday. Please read the instructions and grading rubric for this assignment under the assignment link at the beginning of the week so that you give yourself enough time to prepare for it.                                                                                                     ————————————————————————————————————————————-

Resources

Required Resources

Lecci, L.B. & Magnavita, J.J. (2013). Personality Theories: A Scientific Approach. San Diego: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

  • Chapter 10: Personality and Psychopathology

Lombardo, G.P, & Foschi, R. (2003).  The concept of personality in 19th-century French and 20th-century American psychology. History of Psychology 6(2), 123-142. (EBSCOhost PsycArticles AN: 2003-03729-003).

Recommended Website

Jung Typology Test™: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. This is a link to a personality test based on Jung and Myers Briggs typology.  This is optional and will not be discussed in class, but is included as it may be of interest to you as you learn more about these theories.

 
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