Overall Structure of the Paper (Total 150 pts): Your paper should be 7-10 pages of text and adhere to APA format (e.g., double-spaced; Times New Roman, 12-point font; 1-inch margins; in-text citation of the textbook; references page). You do not need to include a title page and abstract; however, you should include a reference page and cite your sources in the text of your paper. The primary source for this assignment is our class textbook and class assignments (e.g., case studies and videos). You also may use outside sources, just be sure that these sources are cited appropriately in APA format.
Your paper must be submitted to Blackboard (in either word document or PDF format) – papers sent via email will not be accepted. You will include introductory paragraphs and supporting paragraphs. Please see the sections below for more details on what to include for each section.
1.) Name and briefly describe the main points of your personality theory. That is, what are the main philosophical assumptions of your theory?
***Overall, this section is meant to summarize the main points in regards to the questions below. So, hit the highlights, and emphasize what is most important, to you, in understanding personality. (10 points) 2.) Name your theory and state a specific definition of “personality” in your theory. Tell me what you will be calling your theory, and give an actual definition. It will be easy for me to know you are defining it if you say, “My definition of personality is…” or something similar. This can consist of
anything that you have created, a mix of theories that we have read, or you can use an existing definition from the text that fits best with your beliefs – just do not forget to indicate who originally said it. (10 points)
3.) Finally, tell me how the main points of your views can be integrated and/or organized to fully describe human personality. How do all of these bits and pieces fit together with each other? How did you decide to use what you did (i.e., which theorists/theories are you using as a theoretical foundation/guide)? Did you combine some ideas? Did you leave others out? Why? (10 points)
1.) Give a developed opinion (i.e., what you think and how your theory addresses the questions). For example, you will describe why you personally prefer YOUR theory (or aspect of this theory) and not some other perspective. You will discuss what about yourself, your values and philosophical beliefs, and/or your life experiences have led you to develop this theory. Your responses should include your own opinion and your personal reasons for having that opinion (5 of the 10 points each).
2.) Provide factual support (i.e., taken from the descriptions in our textbook about theorists/theories discussed this semester) for each question. Your responses should explain the facts behind your opinion (5 of the 10 points each). To demonstrate these facts please choose to provide at least one of the following: