PSY 230 Week 3 CheckPoint Interactionism

PSY 230 Week 3 CheckPoint Interactionism

PSY 230 Week 3 CheckPoint Interactionism

CheckPoint: Interactionism

Resource: Table 4.1 on p. 117 of The Person.

Observe a social gathering.

Posta 200- to 300-word response to the following: What influence does culture have on personality? Do you see a person’s reaction to something as separate from social experience or as a result of social experience? Which one of the four positions of the nature of traits do you agree with most and why? Compare and contrast your position against one of the other four positions of the nature of traits. 


Week 3 DQ 1

What findings of this personality inventory do you feel were accurate? Which do you feel were inaccurate? Identify the Web site where you took this personality inventory, and share this personality inventory link and your critique of it with the class. Then, complete one of the personality inventory tests taken by a classmate. Critique it, and explain whether you agree or disagree with his or her critique of the inventory. Based on this experience and the readings from your text, what qualities do you think make an effective trait inventory?


Week 3 DQ 2

Compare mechanistic and reciprocal interactionism. Provide an example of reciprocal interactionism (influences among a person, a situation, and a behavior). Provide an example of mechanistic interactionism: a trait, a situation, and the relationship between a situation and trait. Do you support one view over the other? Explain why.

Assignment: Character Evaluation

Think about a character from one of your favorite films, fictitious or biographical.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper that describes the character’s personality in terms of the five trait clusters.Provide specific examples of how these personality characteristics affect the character’s choices.

Cite the film you used as a reference.

Format according to APA standards.