PS 315 Theories of Personality
S2K 2007 LA
Posey, Andrew J. III
Assistant Professor of Psychology/Adjunct Faculty
Master of Arts, ManagementMaster of Arts, CounselingTexas Licensed Professional Counselor-LPC
47 MSS/DPF, Bldg 246, Room 312
6:00 - 8:50 PM
Cloninger; Theories of Personality; Fourth Edition
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
PS315 Theories of PersonalityCore Assessment
Research Reaction Paper In order to help you relate theories of personality to current research in the field, students will complete a research reaction paper focusing on the analysis of an empirical research article relevant to the study of personality. The research reaction paper should include a summary and discussion of the research article including the following areas: 1) topic area; 2) hypotheses; 3) method; and 4) major results and findings. Most importantly, reaction papers should include a thoughtful commentary by the student. Specifically, not only should students provide a general summary, but focus on a critique of the research question and design, as well as a discussion of how the research relates to other theories of personality. In addition, students should include a commentary about the relationship of the research findings to their own life and personality development. Students' comments, critique, and discussion should form the majority of the paper.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Students will be assessed on the learning objectives by a Mid Term and Final examination, chapter presentation, weekly journal entries, class participation, and the three-part position paper.
THREE-PART POSITION PAPER: In order to help you relate theories of personality to current research in the field, students will complete a position paper focusing on the analysis of empirical research articles and chapters of the text relevant to the study of personality. The paper should include a thoughtful commentary by the student about the relationship of the research findings to their own life and personality development.
Information must be organized, presented and referenced using APA style. Position Paper should be 10-15 pages (plus title pages and reference pages). The Three-Part Position Paper must have at least 8 references. Only four references can be from our text, and only one can be an Internet reference). The content, personal insight, application of the theories, spelling and grammar will all be part of the grade for your paper.
B. CHAPTER PRESENTATION: Each week a student will introduce the class to the class reading material and lead a short discussion of the chapter. All students are required to enter into this discussion. Your discussion and application of course material constitutes 5% of your total grade. The chapter presentation constitutes another 5% of your total grade.
C. JOURNAL ENTRIES: Each Thursday at the beginning of class, students will turn in a 300 — 500 word journal entry (or entries) identifying their own personality traits, attribute it to either nature or nurture, give illustrations of incidents when their personality manifested itself, what the outcome of the incident was, what your thoughts are now looking back at the incident, and what you expect in the future.
Weekly Journal Entries
Class Discussion / Participation
900 — 1000 points
800 — 899 points
700 — 799 points
600 — 649 points
0 — 599 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of reaction paper will be evaluated on a case by case basis and whether there were or were not valid extenuating circumstances.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will be required to attend class prepared with the reading assignments and homework completed prior to class. Students will be expected to respect their classmates' openness in discussions and willingness to explore themselves in the journey of the counseling process. Professional confidentiality standards are expected of all students.
TOPICS OF DISCUSSION
Meeting – 1
Introduction & Course Preview
Meeting – 2
Introduction to Personality Theory / Presentation #1 / Journal Entry Submission
Meeting – 3
Meeting – 4
Adler / Presentation #2 / Journal Entry Submission
Meeting - 5
Meeting - 6
Allport / Presentation #3 / Journal Entry Submission
Meeting - 7
Cattell & the Big Five
Meeting - 8
Cattell & the Big Five. Review / Presentation #4 / Journal Entry Submission
Meeting - 9
Mid Term Examination
Meeting - 10
Biological Theories / Presentation #5 / Journal Entry Submission
Meeting - 11
Meeting - 12
Bandura / Presentation #6 / Journal Entry Submission
Meeting - 13
Meeting - 14
Maslow / Presentation #7
Meeting - 15
Conclusion / Position Paper Due
Meeting - 16
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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