Personality Theories

    For this discipline-based literature review, you will research peer-reviewed articles that were published within the last 10 years in the Ashford University Library on the following major perspectives of personality.
    Psychodynamic
    Behavioral
    Trait
    Learning/Social
    Humanistic
    You will utilize your researched article to create your literature review. The review should be formatted with the headings and content designated below.
    Introduction
    Assess the types of personality measurements and research designs used in in the peer-reviewed articles you researched. Briefly describe the main theoretical models represented within each of the perspectives of personality and explain the commonalities found across all five.
    Discussion
    Examine the major theoretical approaches, research methods, and assessment instruments used in the five perspectives of personality. Evaluate and describe the current research in these perspectives using a minimum of one peer-reviewed article for each of the five required perspectives. Present a detailed critique of each of the perspectives by evaluating the standardization, reliability and validity, and cultural considerations present in the most common personality assessments used within each. Support your opinions about each model by substantiating them with scholarly research.  Be sure to include the following:
    The theoretical framework(s) for the selected models
    The major contributors to those fields
    The methods of inquiry and assessment usually associated with those models
    An overview of the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the models
    Conclusion
    Provide a summary of your evaluation addressing the current use and relevance of these perspectives in explaining personality citing research as appropriate.
    Writing the Discipline Based Literature Review
    The paper:
    Must be seven to ten double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
    Must include a title page with the following:
    Title of paper
    Your name
    Course name and number
    Your instructors name
    Date submitted
    Must begin with an introduction that describes and the main theoretical models represented within each of the perspectives of personality.
    Must address the topics of the paper with critical thought.
    Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your evaluation addressing the current use and relevance of these perspectives in explaining personality.
    Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources from the Ashford University Library.
    Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
    Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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