Psych 321: Introduction to Personality Final Paper: Review of Theorists
Write a paper (10-15 pages, double-spaced, including a title page and reference page) discussing your favorite and least favorite theorists that we covered this semester. You should discuss at least 5 theorists in total.
Do the following:
5 Theorists :
- Identify at least 5 theorists that you liked or disliked. Please do not exceed 10 in total. You should select a few that you liked and a few that you disliked.
- Overview each theorist’s work. Pretend that I have no prior knowledge of them, so tell me what I would need to know in your own words. Talk about a few of their most important concepts/terms and how their work is viewed from a modern scientific perspective. Also, identify which approach they are associated with (e.g., humanistic, psychoanalysis, trait theory, etc.).
- Tell me why you liked/disliked each. Be specific.
- Compare the ideas of all theorists you chose, focusing on a few ways that their ideas
about personality are different/similar (e.g., their emphasis on nature vs. nurture, the role of childhood experience, society’s impact on personality, social connections).
Make sure to include in-text citations and matching references when discussing specific ideas that are not your own. Please avoid direct citations. In other words, paraphrase the information you share in your paper.
Your paper should also have an APA formatted title page and use headings (different from headers). Please consult the Purdue OWL website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ or the 6th edition of the APA Manual.