Project #154366 - Theory of Personality

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Subject Philosophy
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/16/2016 08:00 pm

Assignment 3: Article Analysis and Course Project

Part One: 

  1. Read the following article from the AIO library: Bennett, D. (2004, September 12). Against types; Personality tests are everywhere—From the workplace to the courtroom. But critics say the tests themselves don't pass the test, 3rd ed., Boston Globe, p. D.1. Retrieved January 11, 2008, from ProQuest database. (Document ID: 691037751). Using appropriate terms and theories analyze the article to answer the following questions:
    • Some psychologists believe that the Rorschach test has no more validity than tea leaf or tarot card readings. Describe some of the significant criticisms of the test. Do you agree with these criticisms? Why? Why do you think the test is still widely used?
    • How does the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) test differ from the Rorschach test? Which test do you think is a better resource for analyzing personality types? Why?
    • Do you believe the criticism of the MMPI test is valid? Why? Justify your answer by using examples and reasoning.
  2. Read the following article from the AIO library to answer the questions that follow: Clifford, S., Scudamore, B., Blumberg, J., & Levine A. (2006, August). The new science of hiring. Inc, 28(8), 90–98, 18. Retrieved January 11, 2008, from ProQuest database. (Document ID: 1095750221).
    • What are the three steps of the science-based approach described in the article for hiring employees? Do you believe that by following the science-based approach, an employer can always hire the best candidates? Why? If you were an employer of a firm, would you use this approach? Why? If not, what would you use instead?
    • How are personality tests used to screen job applicants? What would you as an employer look for when selecting a pre-employment personality test? Why?
    • Do you think employers should be allowed to force job applicants to take such personality tests? Why?

Each of your article analysis should be two- to three-pages in length and should be supported with authoritative proof from the text and outside research. Follow APA standards for writing the document and citing sources. Write your article analyses in a Microsoft (MS) Word document. 

And just in case you have trouble retrieving these articles from ProQuest, here are some additional links:

1. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2004/09/12/against_types/

2. 
http://www.inc.com/magazine/20060801/hiring.html

 

 

Part Two:

As part of your course project, you will be required to analyze the personality of a biographical subject using theories from each of the major perspectives—psychodynamic, behavioral or social, cognitive or trait, and humanistic or existential and integrating what you learned in the article review.

In Week 1, you need to choose a subject/person for your analysis that will be the same person you use to complete all the weekly written assignments (Weeks 2-6). Your subject should be a famous or a notorious personality, living or dead. You cannot change the subject/person from week to week, so be sure you have chosen someone who has been written about several times so you have plenty of information to do your research. While making your choice pay particular attention to the following:

  • You should be able to find enough material about your subject's life history and personality so that you can produce a meaningful analysis. The more information you can find about your subject, the easier this assignment will be for you.

 

Prepare a two- to three-page document including the following:

  • The name of your subject/person (be sure it's clearly written who you chose as you will be analyzing him/her each week for this portion of the written assignments).
  • A narrative discussing the subject's childhood, including information about the subject's parents, other significant persons, and significant events in the early life of the subject.
  • A description of significant events and relationships in the subject's adult life, including what the person did to become famous.
  • What is so interesting about this person that you chose him or her for your analysis?
  • At least three biographical references (books, articles, and videos) that you will use for background information about this individual for your paper.

Follow APA standards for writing the document and citing sources.

 

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