Advanced Theories Final Research
Begin Final Research Paper.
This Advanced Theories Final Research assignment MUST be typed in APA style, and must be written at graduate level English.
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For the final paper, you will be presenting your own personality development from the perspective of two (2) or more theories of personality covered in the course.
In consideration of your development from birth to present, choose two (2) or more personality theories, covered in the course, to describe your personal identity today. According to the research on your chosen theories, describe the milestones in your life that helped to formulate your beliefs, values, behaviors, familial and interpersonal relationships, career and occupational choices, academic pursuits, etc. The goal of the paper is to formulate your own developmental assessment using research to support your theoretical perspectives.
Select a minimum of eight (8) current research articles taken from scholarly journals (online or hard copy) on your selected topic. You are encouraged to utilize the Calsouthern Library to access evidence-based resources. You may use the bibliography located under Resources in your course syllabus.
* Do not use the course text or other texts for this assignment.
This is a research-based paper.
Remember to include any relevant legal, ethical, and cultural consideration.
Your paper should be 10-12 pages plus a title and reference page.
Due Week 7
Distinguish the major theories of personality
Contrast historical and current views of personality
Integrate evidence based treatment interventions
Combine current research to assessment and technique
Identify legal, ethical issues in theories of personality and psychotherapy
Examine issues of culture and diversity in theories and application
Demonstrate ethical behavior in the use of technology
Cervone, D. & Pervin, L.A. (2016). Personality theory and research. (13th ed.). New York , NY Wiley, John & Sons, Inc. ISBN 9781118976296
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.