Position Statement

Position Statement

Milestone Two is due this module. Create a draft of Section II, Part A: Position Statement for the final project. The previous assignments and reading materials for this course have prepared you to do the following:

  • Develop a position statement for your selected theory
  • Include your theory’s relevance in personality      psychology today
  • Support your position statement and cite your sources.

Overview: This assignment will be your first draft of Section II, Part A of the final project. You have already selected a theorist from the list of approved theorists. In your first milestone, you created an outline for the background section of your final project. Be sure to consider the feedback you received on your first milestone and how it will influence the position statement you write for this milestone. You will complete several milestones throughout the course that have you work on different sections of the final theoretical analysis. Incorporate feedback from your instructor into your paper to improve your final submission. Be sure to refer to the research you have collected in your research table as you approach this milestone.

Prompt: For this assignment, you will write a draft of Section II, Part A of the final project. You will state your position regarding your theory’s continuing relevance in the field of personality psychology. Then, you will be tasked with defending that position in a number of ways, including evaluating its current use.

A. Position Statement

i. Develop a position statement regarding your theory’s continued relevance in personality psychology today. Your statement must be supported with logical rationale.

ii. Evaluate the validity and accuracy of secondary research using your theory, explaining how effectively it supports your position statement. Be sure to cite specific examples from the research in your response.

iii. Evaluate your theory’s appropriateness for a range of cultural perspectives in its contemporary use, and explain how effectively this supports your position statement. Be sure to cite relevant sources in your response. In other words, how well does this theory make testable predictions about human behavior across a range of cultural perspectives, including those of special populations?

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be submitted as a 3 to 4 page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and a reference page with at least three sources cited in APA format.

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