For this assignment you will select two theorists and write a paper comparing/contrasting the following:
How the theory discusses the development of one’s personality throughout childhood
How the theory discusses the development and/or stability of one’s personality throughout adulthood and older age
How the theory accounts for one’s overall behavior and demeanor – why do we do the things we do?
How personality is objectively measured within the scope of the theory
Any other critical tenets of the theories
You must select the two theorists from different categories (i.e. choosing Erikson and Bandura) and cannot use two theorists from the same category (i.e. Freud and Adler). Each paper should include:
An overview of both theories, answering the above questions (3-4 pages total)
An analysis of the similarities and differences of each theories (2-3 pages)
Your opinion on which of the two theories is the most accurate representation of the human personality, and why (1-2 pages)
You must use AT LEAST four peer-reviewed journal articles (two per theory) to receive full credit.
Standard APA formatting is expected. Your paper should have a 12pt font, be double spaced, include a reference page, and be grammatically correct.
Freud – Psychoanalysis
Adler – Individual Psychology
Jung – Analytical Psychology
Klein – Object Relations Theory
Horney – Psychoanalytic Social Theory
Erikson – Post-Freudian Theory
Fromm – Humanistic Psychoanalysis
Maslow – Holistic-Dynamic Theory
Rogers – Person-Centered Theory
May – Existential Psychology
Allport – Psychology of the Individual
McCrae & Costa’s Five-Factor Trait Theory
Eysenck’s Biologically Based Factor Theory
Buss – Evolutionary Theory of Personality
Skinner – Behavioral Analysis
Bandura – Social-Cognitive Theory
Rotter & Mischel – Cognitive Social Learning Theory
Kelly – Psychology of Personal Constructs
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