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Part 1 Our personality is what defines us as individuals. It is the sum total of our experiences and biology. Because no two people have identical experiences, you would not expect any two people to have the same personality. How then can psychologists categorize personalities into types? Choose a particular theory of personality and explain how it can be used to describe an individual’s personality. Click here to the ongoing personality inventory project conducted by William Revelle, a professor at Northwestern University. The project begins with asking your consent to participate in the personality inventory project. The information collected doesn’t include any personal identifying information, so the consent is mainly to inform you of such and how the information collected will be used. If you consent to the project then you will be able to access the inventory. Typically the questions of an inventory like this will ask you situational questions such as if you like to talk to others at a party. You will rate your response if the phrase is a very accurate description to a very inaccurate description of yourself for that particular question. After you have taken the personality inventory test, answer the following questions: •Do you think that the results of your inventory test indicate a personality type similar to what you expected? Why or why not? •Based on what you have learned so far, do you think the big five personality dimensions are an accurate way of describing an individual’s personality or is there a better way of describing personality? Explain your answer. Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your text and course readings. Comment on the postings of at least two peers, and provide an analysis of each peer’s postings while also suggesting specific additions or clarifications for improving the discussion question response. Part 2 Psychology is not just about an individual’s behavior. We are social animals, and therefore, our interactions in groups and in society as a whole also form an important part of understanding human behavior. What makes social psychology unique in terms of a social science? Explain why social psychology may be different from sociology. Most psychology textbooks use the Milgram experiment as a way to describe conformity and obedience. There are significant ethical flaws in the experiment, which make it inappropriate by current standards. However, it does lead to some interesting thoughts regarding obedience and conformity. Explain the experiment in detail and describe why it worked. Based on your understanding of the social norms during the time of the experiment and those that exist now, do you think that this type of experiment could be repeated? Discuss whether or not the participants would agree to be part of the experiment. Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and research from your textbook and course readings.


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