PS 315 Theories of Personality
S1B 2011 BL
B.S. Social PsychologyM.A. Mental Health Counseling, LPCIPhD Candidate Clinical Psychology
Jan 10 - March 6 2011
Monday and Wednesday
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Friedman & Schustack, Personality Classic Theories and Modern Research, 2nd Edition, 2003, Allyn and Bacon. ISBN: 978-0-205-57968-6
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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.
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