You can use Michael Jackson or Kim Kardashian for this assignment! The Final Project for this course requires that you apply the material that you have studied during the term to a case study of your choice. For this Assignment, you must choose a well-known current or historical person for an in-depth analysis of personality development. Some examples of the type of person you can choose are famous politicians, philanthropists, entertainers, businesspersons, or individuals who made significant contributions to your field of study or career. You should choose a figure whose biographical information can be easily researched. During this course, you have studied several models of personality development. For your Final Project, you will write a 5–7 page paper that describes the way in which each of the models that you studied in the course applies to the personality development of the case study that you chose. Your paper must include the following components: CLIENT A summary of the person’s life experiences.
This section must include all relevant background, including family history, significant life experiences, and important contributions that may have influenced or resulted from the individual’s personality development. This section should be a maximum of 1–2 pages in length. THEORIES A discussion and evaluation of the ways in which each of the following models would explain the individual’s personality development: Psychoanalytic and Neoanalytic theories Psychosocial theories Trait, Evolutionary, Genetic/Biological approaches Cognitive, Behavioral, and Social Learning theories Humanistic theories Be sure to include an explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of applying each model to your case study.This section should be 3–4 pages in length. ASSESSMENTTo measure this individual’s personality, select and explain two specific assessment tools you would use. What information would you gain from each of the assessment tools that you chose? This section should be at least 1 page in length. Include references from the text and course learning activities.
Your project should be double-spaced, include a reference page, include a minimum of three scholarly resources, and adhere to APA guidelines. You can find additional help on APA in the APA Quick Reference on the Course Resources page or in the Writing Center. Submitting your Assignment Put your project in a Word document. Save it in a location and with a name that you will remember. Note: This is a Course Level Assessment Assignment. Read Chapter 11: “Male-Female Differences” and Chapter 14: “Love and Hate” in your text. Both of these chapters discuss more factors that can impact an individuals’ personality. Web Resources Personality Assessment tools: Myer-Briggs personality test-Based on Carl Jung’s theories http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm The Big Five personality traits http://similarminds.com/big30.html Eysenck Personality Test http://www.trans4mind.com/personality/contents.php Personal DNA – An alternative test that helps determine your personality and positive attributes: https://www.pdna.com/ Personality Insights http://www.personalityinsights.com
John Holland personalities and careers http://www.careerkey.org/asp/your_personality/hollands_theory_of_career_choice.html Video Personality tests in the job interviewing process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lmT9d6VphQ Problems with personality tests: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxOsjc10MDM&feature=related