Self-Analysis Assignment #2:
The Nature and Nurture of Personality & Environmental Effects
“Who am I?”
This assignment involves a “self-analysis” as it relates to the material we covered in this section of the course. In particular, how do the theories and research in Chapter 9 apply to your own*personality? Answer this question by addressing each of the following:
(1)What evidence can you cite in your own personality that is consistent with the evolutionary psychology approach? That is, how do some of the major theories and research we talked about apply to your own personal case? Once again, be sure to cite relevant constructs.
(2)What evidence can you cite that illustrates the effects of common (shared) and unique (unshared) environmental effects on your own personality? In your opinion, what aspects of the environment had (and have) the greatest impact on you? Why?
In answering these questions, be sure to provide a description of your own personality and apply the theories and research to your “personality.” Your paper should be no shorter than 5 pages and no longer than 7 pages. It should be typed and double-spaced (preferably in Word, .txt, or .rtf format). Please name your submitted file using the following format: your last name/assignment#(e.g., “Jones1.doc” or “Smith4.doc“).
TOTAL POINTS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT: 20
*Note: If (due to privacy, confidentiality, or other concerns) you would prefer to conduct a case study on another person (rather than yourself), you may do so without penalty. Simply substitute the other person’s name into the instructions above.