like you to reflect on this person’s life using at least four of the personality theories AND including at least one humanistic psychologist (Rogers or Maslow) discussed in the course. You should answer the following questions within your research essay: 1. Pretend you are a personality theorist. Explain, from each perspective, how you would make sense of the person’s life choices, behavior, and temperament? 2. What views on human nature are inherent in each theory (e.g., what motivates humans, do humans have free-will) and how does this influence our understanding of the person? 3. Do you feel this person could have benefited from therapy? If so, therapy based on which theory? Why? 4. Consider any recent developments in the field of personality. How do these inform our understanding of the person? Do they provide new insights or are they reinventions of the wheel? Explain.

Personality Assignment – Perspectives Over the course of this semester, we have reviewed several personality theories including those of Freud, Jung, Horney, Adler, Staats, Rogers, Maslow, and trait theories. For your assignment, I would like you to use these Personality theories as lenses through which to analyze someone you know. This person may be a personal acquaintance or family member; he/she may also be in the media or a historical figure. To write your research essay, you will need to learn more about this person’s life, including details about his/her upbringing, major life decisions, temperament, social circles, and even vices. I would like you to reflect on this person’s life using at least four of the personality theories AND including at least one humanistic psychologist (Rogers or Maslow) discussed in the course. You should answer the following questions within your research essay: 1. Pretend you are a personality theorist. Explain, from each perspective, how you would make sense of the person’s life choices, behavior, and temperament? 2. What views on human nature are inherent in each theory (e.g., what motivates humans, do humans have free-will) and how does this influence our understanding of the person? 3. Do you feel this person could have benefited from therapy? If so, therapy based on which theory? Why? 4. Consider any recent developments in the field of personality. How do these inform our understanding of the person? Do they provide new insights or are they reinventions of the wheel? Explain. • Your Research Paper must be a minimum of 2000 words and a maximum of 3000 words • At least 5 different sources should be used. Two may be internet sources. The others must come from the Library Database. Non-library sources should be from reliable sources (use the CRAAP method to flag unreliable sources – https://seneca.libanswers.com/faq/196756) • Your assignment will be evaluated on content, depth of analysis, attention to detail, organization of information, spelling and grammar. See rubric for further details. • Cite and reference all sources using APA formatting; use 12-point font (Arial or Courier) and normal margins. • This paper will be submitted online via Safe Assign. Make sure you can upload it without any problem. It is your responsibility to contact IT if you need help with this before the due date. After completing this assessment, you should be able to analyze human nature from each of the personality theories. The assignment will also help you understand that 1. Every personality theory makes both implicit and explicit assumptions about human nature 2. An understanding of personality is best achieved through multiple perspectives.

 

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