You will write a 4-5 page paper (does not include Title and Reference pages) on Motivation, elaborate on how to use the concept of motives to understand personality following the instructions below. This paper will include a review of the literature and relevant theory and a discussion of how the topic you have chosen might be affected by one individual difference variable (gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, culture, age, religion, disabilities).
In this paper you are required to cite and reference at least five sources and your textbook. If needed, you can include additional citations and references.
Step 1: Research your topic. You should start your essay with an opening paragraph that introduces your topic. Subsequent paragraphs should include a thorough review of the research related to your topic. A good way to start this process is by finding a research article cited in your textbook or one covered during class. You will want to look specifically for original research articles that have an Introduction, Method, Results and Discussion section.
Step 2: Discuss individual differences. You should include a discussion of how your topic might affect or be affected by one individual difference variables (gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, culture, age, religion, disabilities). In your explanation, be sure to provide evidence from relevant research to support your assertions. For example, if I suspect that gender might impact personality, I could search for evidence of this idea by searching for articles on gender and personality.
Step 3: Relate your topic to a published theory. What theories are related to your topic? To answer this question, you may find it useful to look for review articles (e.g., Psychological Bulletin & Psychology Review). You can do this by checking review articles in your search in Psych Info. For example, if I were interested in depression, I would search for review articles on this topic. I would relate the findings of articles I read in step 2 to the theories I found in step 3. Then, I would critique these theories and determine if the available research did a good job of supporting the theory. When assessing the adequacy of each theory it is OK to give your opinion (subjective analysis), however it is not ok to use first person (Do NOT use I, me, we, our, I believe, etc.).
Step 4: Future Directions/Conclusions. Now that you have familiarized yourself with the theories and current research on your selected topic, what future work is needed to further the field’s understanding of the topic? What questions do you think are still left unanswered?
Requirements: 4-5 Full Pages Times New Roman Size 12 Font Double-Spaced APA Format Excluding the Title and Reference Pages | .doc file
The textbook name is :):
Personality: classic theories and modern research
Please be sure to include an introduction with a clear thesis statement in the last sentence of the introduction paragraph
Please be sure to carefully follow the instructions
No plagiarism & No Course Hero & No Chegg. The assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool
Please be sure to include at least one in-text citation in each body paragraph
Please be sure to use credible or scholarly sources