PSY 105 – Retrospective Analysis of Personality, psychology homework help

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Reference/Textbook: Intro to Psychology (SOOMO webtext)

                                     Psychology (4th Edition). Asheville, NC: Soomo Publishing

Author: Myers, D., (2014)

NO PLAGIARISM

Assignment 1: Retrospective
Analysis of Personality

Due
Week 9 (8/31) and worth 220 points

In
this assignment, begin by taking a retrospective look at your life history, to
discuss which aspects of your personality have remained consistent and which
aspects of your personality have changed over time. Then, analyze the
roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality. Subsequently,
discuss possible sources of inaccuracy and bias in any retrospective
analysis. Finally, discuss the reasons why systematic scientific studies
are considered more valuable than individual accounts. 

Write
a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: (NO MORE THE REQUIRED PAGES)

1. 
Reflect
on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality have changed
over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.

2. 
Based
on your retrospective analysis, describe the roles of nature and nurture in
shaping your personality. Reflect on your justification for distinguishing
between nature and nurture. 

3. 
Discuss
the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks back on
their past history. Be sure to discuss factors related to memory and factors
related to cognition. 

4. 
Describe
why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on
scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Your
assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double
    spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
    sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.  Check with your professor for any
    additional instructions.
  • To keep this essay
    short and manageable, your only sources for your paper should be your own
    experience and the Webtext. For this reason, APA citations and references
    are not required for this assignment.
  • Include a cover
    page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
    professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the reference page are
    not included in the required page length.
  • Papers with more
    than the required number of pages (3-4) will NOT be accepted
    .

The
specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Relate psychological concepts to real-world situations.
  • Describe the
    major theories of personality development, learning, memory, cognition,
    consciousness, development and social psychology.
  • Use technology and
    information resources to research issues in psychology.
  • Write clearly and
    concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

Grading
for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of
the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 220

Assignment 1: Retrospective Analysis of Personality

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below
60% F

Meets
Minimum Expectations

60-69%
D

Fair

70-79%
C

Proficient

80-89%
B

Exemplary

90-100%
A

1.
Reflect on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality
have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.

Weight:
20%

Did
not submit or incompletely reflected on your life history and discuss which
aspects of your personality have changed over time and which aspects have
stayed consistent.

Insufficiently
reflected on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality
have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.

Partially
reflected on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality
have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.

Satisfactorily
reflected on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality
have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.

Thoroughly
reflected on your life history and discuss which aspects of your personality
have changed over time and which aspects have stayed consistent.

2. Based on your
retrospective analysis, describe the roles of nature and nurture in shaping
your personality. Reflect on your justification for distinguishing between
nature and nurture. 

Weight:
25%

Did
not submit or incompletely described the roles of nature and nurture in
shaping your personality based on your retrospective analysis. Did not submit
or incompletely reflected on your justification for distinguishing between
nature and nurture

Insufficiently
described the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality based
on your retrospective analysis. Insufficiently reflected on your
justification for distinguishing between nature and nurture

Partially
described the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality based
on your retrospective analysis. Partially reflected on your justification for
distinguishing between nature and nurture

Satisfactorily
described the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality based
on your retrospective analysis. Satisfactorily reflected on your
justification for distinguishing between nature and nurture

Thoroughly
described the roles of nature and nurture in shaping your personality based
on your retrospective analysis. Thoroughly reflected on your justification
for distinguishing between nature and nurture

3. Discuss the
possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks back on their
past history. Be sure to discuss factors related to memory and factors
related to cognition. 

Weight:
25%

Did
not submit or incompletely discussed the possible sources of bias and
inaccuracy whenever a person looks back on their past history. Did not submit
or incompletely discussed factors related to memory and factors related to
cognition.

Insufficiently
discussed the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks
back on their past history. Insufficiently discussed factors related to
memory and factors related to cognition.

Partially
discussed the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks
back on their past history. Partially discussed factors related to memory and
factors related to cognition.

Satisfactorily
discussed the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks
back on their past history. Satisfactorily discussed factors related to
memory and factors related to cognition.

Thoroughly
discussed the possible sources of bias and inaccuracy whenever a person looks
back on their past history. Thoroughly discussed factors related to memory
and factors related to cognition.

4. Describe why the
science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on scientific
studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Weight:
20%

Did not submit or
incompletely described why the science of psychology places more emphasis on
results based on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and
anecdotes.

Insufficiently
described why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based
on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Partially
described why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based
on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Satisfactorily
described why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based
on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

Thoroughly
described why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based
on scientific studies than it does on personal experience and anecdotes.

5.
Writing / Support for ideas

Weight:
5%

Never
uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Rarely
uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Partially
uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Mostly
uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

Consistently
uses explanations, examples, and evidence that logically support ideas.

6.
Writing / Grammar and mechanics

Weight:
5%

Serious
and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Numerous
errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Partially
free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Mostly
free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Free
of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

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