Who Am I: Part 1 (35 points)
This unit covers theories of personality, so your task is to go on a quest for knowledge about your own unique personality. This assignment will be divided in to two parts, each is worth 35 points.
“Who AM I?” may be more of a loaded question than you originally thought. Understanding who we are is a lifelong developmental process requiring an analysis of our thoughts, feelings, values, attitudes and experiences. Who we are, or our Self Concept, changes as we gain new insight into our experiences. Basically, Self Concept can be defined as how you think and feel about yourself and encompasses your Self Image and Self Esteem. Discovering who we are takes a conscious effort to explore how we perceive ourselves and how we relate to others in the world around us.
To gain a better understanding of your Self Concept and answer the question of “Who Am I” it is important that you examine your personality. An analysis of your thoughts and feelings about yourself and the world around you can assist you in this process. Through part one of this assignment, you will complete a series of assessment instruments designed to provide you with some insight/feedback into your Self Concept and Personality. Then you will be asked to write a brief reflection piece on your process. Part two of this assignment will be your completion of your own Johari Window (See Who Am I: Part 2).
Your first step in answering “Who Am I” is to complete the following free online assessments. These assessments are designed to give you insight into your self concept and your personality.
The First Required Assessment: examines your Self Esteem. To access the assessment, click the link below and follow the directions given. Once you complete the Self Esteem assessment, remember to record the results given.
The Second Required Assessment: Now it is time to look at your personality. The first assessment to complete will examine your Temperament through the completion of the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II. After completing this assessment you will be characterized as an Artisan, Guardian, Rational or Idealist. Record your results and the subsequent description that follows. Click the link below to begin the assessment:
NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TEMPERAMENT? Click on the link below for a more detailed explanation of your Keirsey Temperament. Remember to complete the Keirsey Temperament Sorter II to obtain your temperament before clicking this link.
The Third Required Assessment: The third required assessment is based on C. G. Jung's concept of personality types. The answers you will receive from this assessment are similar to those rendered by the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator® (MBTI) or other Jungian personality tests. There are two steps to completing this assessment:
Click on the link below and answer the questions as directed. Once completed you will be given a four letter “type” Record the four letter type and go on to step two.
Now that you have your four letter type, the next step is to understand what this type says about who you are. Click on the link below and you will enter a site that outlines a description of every available type. Locate your type on the site and click it and you will be presented with its detailed description.
The Fourth Required Assessment: This assessment is based on the five-factor model or otherwise known as the Big Five (see page 461 of your text). Again, there are two steps to completing this assessment:
Click on the link below and answer the questions as directed. Make certain that you record your results and information provided at the end of the test.
Click on the link below and answer the questions as directed. Once again, record your results and information provided at the end of the test.
Additional Required Assessments: Once you have completed the above you should have some insight into your personality and your Self Concept. With this understanding it is time for you to think about other components of your personality that you would like to examine. The following is a list of resources that can give you additional information about yourself. Choose AT LEAST THREE of the assessments listed below to complete. Choose ones that you feel will contribute to your understanding of "Who Am I" and are of most interest to you. Feel free to complete more than three of the following since these are short assessments providing only basic information.
Required Reflection Paper:
Now that you have taken all of the assessments, it is time to discuss your thoughts about these types of assessment tools. Write a short (1 to 3 pages) response about your experience. This is NOT the time to answer the “WHO AM I” question – that is what part 2 is for. Your goal in this paper is to discuss the process of taking the tests. Following is a list of questions/ideas to get you started:
Did you enjoy taking these tests? Why or why not?
Do you feel as though your results accurately described you? Why or why not?
Do you feel as though these tests were helpful in gaining a better understanding of your personality?
Do you believe that online tests like these are reliable? Think about the two Big Five tests, were your scores consistent across both tests?
Do you believe that these tests are valid? Think about some of the questions asked, did they appear to be measuring what the test was for? (This is a type of validity known as face validity)
Feel free to discuss anything else that comes to mind regarding your experience.
Who Am I: Part 2 (35 Points)
This is part two of the Who Am I assignment. Part one’s purpose was to gain information about your Self Concept and personality. Now you are going to visually represent who you are and how others see you. You will do this by creating your own Johari Window in power point.
Share your results from all of your assessments with a significant other or family member. Record any informative or interesting feedback that they offer you. This will be important in your completion of your power point.
What in the world is a Johari Window? Go to the following links and learn about the Johari Window, so that you will have a better understanding of how to organize your power point.
Create your Johari Window in a PowerPoint presentation. You will not be making an actual “window” as represented in the Johari Window diagram. You will be using the Johari Window principles in your presentation. You will complete your presentation based on all of the information that you gathered from taking the assessments in part one, and from your feedback in step one above.
*Note: You do not have to disclose anything that is too personal to you. It is your decision as to what information from your journey of self-discovery you wish to share.
Your PowerPoint must include the following: (Minimum of 10 Slides)
· A title slide with your name and title
· At least two slides representing your “Open” quadrant
· At least two slides representing your “Blind” quadrant
· At least two slides representing your “Hidden” quadrant
· At least two slides representing your “Unknown” quadrant
· A conclusion slide
· You may use any design and color that you choose
· You may be as creative as you like – feel free to use pictures, diagrams, etc
Here are some additional links to Johari Window sites and tests:
Professor’s Question 5 points added (3)
Theoritical Issues in Psychology, or Is Pluto a Planet?
Both Psychoanalytic and Behavioral Theories of Personality have been referred to as “mechanistic”. That is human beings are machines that are controlled by powerful internal and external forces (e.g., Id, or reinforcement). On the other hand, Roger’s “self actualization” theory seems to be a contradiction of the basic mechanistic theoretical tenants.
Question: How could Bandura’s theory of Reciprocal Determination be viewed as a “grand theory” which accommodates both of the seemingly opposite views of Psychoanalytical and Behavioral theories?
Extra Credit sentence: How does the above discussion come to bare on “Trait” Theories?
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