major assignment for this course is the development of your personal
Integrative Personality Theory. In this paper, you will select
one concept from each of the seven models covered in this course to
include in your theory. Note that this is not meant to be an
overview of each model, and the paper cannot focus on just one
model. Rather, you are to select a specific concept from a
theory in each model, and you must include one concept from each of
the seven models in your final paper. Click here for examples
of some of the main concepts from the Psychodynamic Model (will post in supplement area)
this week’s assignment, you will begin work on the final paper.
You will complete the specific secions of the paper that are
indicated below. This allows you to begin work on this major
assignment and receive formative feedback from your instructor in
order to improve final submission.
for this weeks required sections:
a general introduction to the topic of theories of personality.
Explain what you plan to cover and describe the direction your paper
will take. Note: This section will not feature a heading.
this section, you will present the seven specific concepts identified
from the seven models you think best apply to the study of
personality in distinct subheadings. For each concept, identify
the major personality model from which the concept was taken as well
as the theorist associated with that model. Each concept
section should be approximately 3-4 paragraphs. For
this assignment, you need to complete two of the seven total required
by week five.
here for an example of how to structure your discussion of
each concept.(will post in supplement area)
this section, present the concepts you have chosen to exclude in your
theory of personality development. Reflect on the basic
assumptions that define personality and identify three specific
excluded concepts from any of the theories studied in the course.
For each of the excluded concepts, provide a rationale explaining the
various aspects of the concept that make it unsuitable for your use
and compare and contrast it with the concepts you have chosen to
include. Each concept will be approximately 2-3 paragraphs. In
this assignment you need to flesh out the section for one of the
three-all three are due in week five.
Differences between Healthy and Unhealthy Personalities
the basic differences between healthy and unhealthy personality,
based on the concepts that you have chosen to include and exclude
from your theory. This section will be approximately two to
four paragraphs. Start
Roles of Heredity, the Environment, and Epigenetics
your analysis of the roles heredity, the environment, and epigenetics
play in the development of personality. Discuss how heredity
and the environment might affect personality disorders. This
section will be approximately three to five paragraphs. Start
and Measurement of the Theory
There is no requirement this-the
section must be completed by week five.
this section of the paper, review the self-reflection you wrote in
Week One of this class and describe how and in what ways your views
have or have not changed. Analyze your Week One self-assessment
using the concepts that you have included in your integrative theory
and describe how your theory explains your personality. This
section will be approximately four to six paragraphs. Start
is no requirement, this-the section must be completed by week
a minimum of four of the eight scholarly sources related to these
concepts in the Ashford University Library to support your statements
in the paper. Popular websites and your textbook may augment,
but they will not count toward the minimum number of sources needed
for the paper.
be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title
page and references page) and formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
include a separate title page with the following:
name and number
use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
document all sources in APA style
include a separate references page that is formatted according to