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PSY305 Theories of Personality
Assignment 2: Critical Essay
Here are some possible topics for your critical essay. Remember, you only have 1500 words, so keep the scope nice an narrow to a one concept or measure.
Freud’s psychoanalytic theory

  • stages of development
  • id, ego, superego
    Adlerian psychology
  • Inferiority v. superiority
  • birth order
    Jungian psychology
  • Archetypes
  • Psychological types
    Existentialism
  • Terror management theory
    The Big Five personality traits
  • Openness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Extraversion-Introversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Neuroticism
    The Dark Triad/Tetrad
  • Narcissism
  • Machiavellianism
  • Psychopathy
  • Sadism
    Defence mechanisms
  • Denial
  • Projection
  • Rationalisation
  • Repression
  • Sublimation
  • Reaction formation
  • Distortion

Measures of personality

  • Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS)
  • The Big Five (International Personality Item Pool)
  • The HEXACO model
  • Vocational Interests (RIASEC)
  • Projective tests
  • Self-report measures
  • Social desirability
    What adoption studies tell us about personality
    What twins studies tell us about personality
    Culture and personality
    Paranormal beliefs
    Conspiracy beliefs
    Coping styles
    Attachment
    Flow
    Hypnosis
    Consciousness
    Stability v instability of personality
    Optimism
    Happiness
    Intolerance of uncertainty
    Perfectionism
    Self-efficacy
    Locus of control
    Aggression

Type Of Service: Academic paper writing
Type Of assignment: Essay
Subject: Psychology
Pages/words: 6/1500
Number of sources: 10
Academic Level: Senior(College 4th year)
Paper Format: APA
Line Spacing: Double
Language style: AU English