What are two broad areas of research that lead us to believe that some behavioral/personality characteristics may be biologically (genetically/hormonally) determined? Give one specific example of research that points to this conclusion.
Describe how three different perspectives (of the eight perspectives discussed in the text) explain relations between personality and culture. Which theory accounts for cultural influences on personality best? Worst?
Take one element of the theories or ideas presented this week and apply it to a real person – for example, someone from current events, politics, business, sports, the entertainment field. Define the terms you’re using, and apply them to an aspect of this person’s life (a specific action, behavior, or decision, for example). How can we understand this person more fully by using this concept to understand him/her?
Read: Chapters 11 & 13 in Friedman & Schustack’s Personality: Classical theories and modern research;
Read Chapters 33-36 in Friedman & Schustack’s Readings in personality: Classical theories and modern research.
Read the full text of at least one peer reviewed/refereed journal article published within the past few years on the discussion question topics. Include at least one article in both of your discussion responses.
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