The Signature Assignment for this class requires you to assess what
direction personality theory and research will occur in the twenty-first
century. Based upon your personal interests in psychology, you will select
an area – abnormal, developmental, organizational, police, military,
forensic, etc. – and 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 field.
*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.
Locate at least 10 articles from peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly
sources that support your investigation. The research you utilized in
developing your Annotated Outline can be reused. However, these resources
should be supplemented in the areas that were indicated by your instructor.
Remember to incorporate any other faculty feedback from your annotated
outline into your final assignment.
Length: 12-15 pages
Your paper 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.