The goal of this discussion is to apply your understanding of personality theory to interpret the behavior of a specific individual.
Describe the personality of someone you know using the Five-Factor Model and McAdam’s theory. This person can be a friend, family member, coworker, or someone else you know well. What particular career has this person chosen, and how long has he or she been in this field? Disguise the identity of the person by using a pseudonym and mask any potentially revealing characteristics. How might this person change, based on these theories, when he or she is 10 years older than now, and 20 or more years older than now?
In completing this discussion, provide a summary statement reflecting your view of the stability or variance of personality across this span of time.
Identifying Gaps in Knowledge
The goal of this discussion is to develop new research questions on adult human development.
Choose an aspect of adult human development that has been addressed in this course. Understanding that your role as a researcher is to identify gaps in knowledge and provide possibilities for research, complete the following for your initial post:
- Construct two research questions that you think would address gaps in knowledge for this topic.
- Identify several resources that would appropriately address new approaches to studying this particular topic.
- Explain how those resources will address the research questions you have constructed.