The Signature Assignment for this class requires you to assess what
direction personality theory and research will take in the twenty-first
century. Based upon your personal interests in psychology, select an area –
abnormal, developmental, organizational, police, military, forensic, etc. –
and then determine how personality theory’s application has evolved in the
selected area. For example, perhaps new personality assessments and tests
have been used to identify employee integrity; a study has identified the
best personality mix for work team; or, perhaps research has proposed a new
way to evaluate abnormal behavior.
Be sure your analysis addresses the following:
*Identify the key theoretical perspective(s) you have reviewed in this
course that have influenced the development of the selected area of
*Discuss the impact of cultural influences on personality as applied to the
*Note any ethical challenges that might exist in applying personality
testing or conducting personality research in the selected field.
*Suggest what new research opportunities exist to expand the application of
personality theory in the selected field.
You must locate at least 10 articles from peer-reviewed journals and other
scholarly sources that support your investigation. Remember that you will
incorporate your faculty feedback from your annotated outline into your
Your outline should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and
concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights
relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly
writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral
University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
Assignment length: 2-Page Annotated outline and References
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