For this discipline-based literature review, you will research peer-reviewed articles that were published within the last 10 years in the Ashford University Library on the following major perspectives of personality.

  • Psychodynamic
  • Behavioral
  • Trait
  • Learning/Social
  • Humanistic

You will utilize your researched article to create your literature review. The review should be formatted with the headings and content designated below.

Introduction

Assess the types of personality measurements and research designs used in in the peer-reviewed articles you researched. Briefly describe the main theoretical models represented within each of the perspectives of personality and explain the commonalities found across all five.

Discussion

Examine the major theoretical approaches, research methods, and assessment instruments used in the five perspectives of personality. Evaluate and describe the current research in these perspectives using a minimum of one peer-reviewed article for each of the five required perspectives. Present a detailed critique of each of the perspectives by evaluating the standardization, reliability and validity, and cultural considerations present in the most common personality assessments used within each. Support your opinions about each model by substantiating them with scholarly research.  Be sure to include the following:

  • The theoretical framework(s) for the selected models
  • The major contributors to those fields
  • The methods of inquiry and assessment usually associated with those models
  • An overview of the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the model

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