The Trait Model of Personality

The Trait Model of Personality

[WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 5]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment,

This site lists a $29 charge to take the assessment, but that is only if you want the Premium Report. You do not have to pay anything to complete the online assessment. After you have completed the assessment, click the No, just give me my results link. This link will take you to a page that will tell you how you scored on each of the five traits in the big five theory.

In addition to the required sources, go to the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and research a minimum of one scholarly source on the trait model of personality (part one of the paper) and one scholarly resource on the big five theory of personality (part two of the paper).

All required and outside sources should be properly cited in your paper.

To assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment, view this The University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process and provides some library search tips.

This assignment has two parts. In the first part,

  • Provide an overview of the trait model of personality in which you identify at least one principal theory and its theorist (i.e., Allport, Cattell, or Eysenck) associated with the model. (Please note that the trait model is more than just the big five—this part of the paper should cover the general history and evolution of the model.)
  • Compare and contrast the basic assumptions of the trait model and the psychodynamic model regarding the theorist’s explanations of personality development.
  • Use the scholarly sources you researched for this assignment as well as this week’s required sources to support your statements.

In the second part of your paper,

  • Describe each of the five traits included in the big five model:
    • extroversion,
    • agreeableness,
    • conscientiousness,
    • neuroticism, and
    • openness to experience.
  • Reflect on your results from the test, on each of the five traits.
  • Use the scholarly sources you researched for this assignment as well as this week’s required sources to support your statements.

The Trait Model of Personality paper

  • Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word resource.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
  •  
    • Title of paper in bold font
      • Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
    • Student’s name
    • Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus)
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Due date
  • Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice resource for additional guidance.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
  • Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
    • The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
    • To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view The University of Arizona Global Campus Library Quick ‘n’ Dirty tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process, and provides some library search tips.
  • Must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your Paper guide.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center. See the APA: Formatting Your References List resource in the Writing Center for specifications.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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